In Iran, a seventeen-year-old girl is arrested because of her brother's politics and imprisoned in a former bathhouse with other women captives. With intense emotion and great literary skill, Moshiri gives voice to these prisoners, exploring their torment and struggle, their courage and humanity, in the face of tyrants.
The Drum Tower is Farnoosh Moshiri's fourth work of fiction concerned with the deleterious effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. This novel, told by a mentally ill, 16-year-old girl, depicts the fall of Drum Tower, the house of a family descended from generations of War Ministers. Rich in characters--Talkhoon, who struggles to control the winds she hears inside her head and who tells the story; Assad, a man made evil by his love for her; Anvar...