Trapped in Iran

A Mother's Desperate Journey to Freedom
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Audio (6.13 hours)
Product Number: Z100105504
Released: Oct 31, 2016
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ISBN: #9781470812836
Narrator/s: Necar Zadegan
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In 2009, Samieh Hezari made a terrible mistake. She flew from her adopted home of Ireland to her birthplace in Iran so her fourteen-month-old daughter, Rojha, could be introduced to the child's father. When the violent and unstable father refused to allow his daughter to leave and demanded that Samieh renew their relationship, a two-week holiday became a desperate five-year battle to get her daughter out of Iran. If Samieh could not do so before Rojha turned seven, the father could take sole custody-forever. The father's harassment and threats intensified, eventually resulting in an allegation of adultery that was punishable by stoning, but Samieh-a single mother trapped in a country she saw as restricting the freedom and future of her daughter-never gave up, gaining inspiration from other Iranian women facing similar situations. As both the trial for adultery and her daughter's seventh birthday loomed, the Irish government was unable to help, leaving Samieh to attempt multiple illegal escapes in an unforgettable, epic journey to freedom. Trapped in Iran is the harrowing and emotionally gripping story of how a mother defied a man and a country to win freedom for her daughter.

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Author(s): Samieh Hezari
Original Publish Date: Oct 31, 2016

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Trapped in Iran
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Author(s): Samieh Hezari
Narrator(s): Necar Zadegan
Product Number DD29946
Released: Oct 31, 2016
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ISBN: #9781470812737
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Author(s): Samieh Hezari
Product Number EB00777430
Released: Oct 22, 2019
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ISBN: #9780253022615

Professional reviews

"Necar Zadegan narrates the powerful story of a mother's desperate struggle to extricate herself and her child from a hopeless existence in Iran. In 2009, the author, an ŽmigrŽ, returned to Iran from Ireland to introduce her very young child to her father. The father, abusive and unstable, then refuses to let the child leave. Zadegan uses tone and pacing to express the Hezari's pain and strength. Throughout the first portion of the audiobook, it's difficult to listen as Zadegan takes listeners down Hezari's fateful path. Each piece of foreshadowing makes one want to beg her to stop and turn around. Hezari's account of her terrible journey will keep listeners on the edges of their seats. A.G.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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