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HOW MUCH FICTION, HOW MUCH FACT?
on 18 August 2013
I read this book with a growing sense of unease but could not put a finger on why at first. It was a good read. I have read a lot of books about Iran, so I felt somehow the account did not seem to fit. When I looked on the internet and Amazon.com, I realised that a lot of readers who were from Iran and had been in prison had called this book fiction and a complaint was made to Penguin. Things do not add up - why she was sent to prison, the execution, the marriage, etc. Those who were in prison, thought that she was probably whitewashing herself and she was used to spy on others as part of the deal of the marriage.