an extraordinary book.' -- The Independent
'Masoud reads as a long letter of love, and of explanation, to the wife he has for ever lost.' -- Times Literary Supplement
'This book is a masterpiece and a must-read for anyone interested in such subjects as sects, thought-control, terrorism and totalitarianism.' -- Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
A remarkable book that resounds with the suffering of the human condition ... demands to be read. -- Fred Halliday
About the Author
Masoud Banisadr was born in Tehran in 1953. In 1976 he travelled to the UK where he obtained an MSc in Engineering and Mathematics from Reading University, and later joined the People's Mojahedin of Iran at the onset of the Islamic Revolution. He defected from the organization in 1996 and now lives in London.