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Veiled Souls Katrin Kassiri

Veiled Souls

Katrin Kassiri

Published May 8th 2006
ISBN : 9781424104826
Paperback
160 pages
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In 1976 Iran is a peaceful, prosperous and westernized country. Katrin is an eight-year-old girl growing up in Northern Iran in a family who follows a minority religion known as the Bahai religion. Katrinas seventeen-year-old sister, Nassrin, commitsMoreIn 1976 Iran is a peaceful, prosperous and westernized country. Katrin is an eight-year-old girl growing up in Northern Iran in a family who follows a minority religion known as the Bahai religion. Katrinas seventeen-year-old sister, Nassrin, commits suicide when Katrinas father disapproves of Nassrinas relationship with Hossein, who came from a Moslem family. As the family works through their grief, Iranas political situation destabilizes when various political factions such as pro-democracy students and Islamic fundamentalists vie to overthrow the government through a violent revolution. The bloody revolution is followed by a full-scale war with Iraq, as Iranas government cracks down on the civil rights of its citizens and openly discriminates against Bahais. Katrin, who sees no future for herself in Iran, decides to leave for the United States, but she has to brave a trip through the desert of Eastern Iran into Pakistan with the aid of drug traffickers.