Let me say up front that this single star is not aimed at the author of the book. It's possible I would like this book, but I may never find out. I find the affectation of the narrator so distracting and annoying that I can't concentrate on what's being said. I think it's an attempt to sound Iranian, but the result is stilted and robs the words of any honest feeling. The delivery also seems at odds with the content. These women are finding little spaces where their minds can be free despite the confines of their rigid society. The emphasis on proper enunciation and fake rrrolling of Rs just about drowns out that message.
I've heard the author speak on the radio and she was very engaging. A relaxed and straight forward narration would have been much more effective.
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