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Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, returns to Iran and her childhood in Things I’ve Been Silent About, a deeply personal reflection and exploration of a young girl’s pain over family secrets and a mother’s lost life, a young woman’s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, and the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval.


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Reading Lolita in Tehran is now available in a special deluxe edition with an exclusive interview with Azar, an epilogue, and discussion questions for reading groups.