1980s Sweden. An Iranian family has reached safety after years in hiding. But when the parents’ visions of a new life in the northern land of freedom disintegrate in the face of harsh reality, it is their daughter who must carry the family’s dreams on her narrow shoulders. She reaches the top, fighting racism and prejudice along the way. But behind this perfect façade, she slowly loses control over both her health and happiness. Is this really what her family’s dream was about?
20 August, 2015
‘One of the most brutally intimate depictions of the consequences of alienation that I have ever read’ ―Helsingborgs Dagblad
‘She depicts the divides in society―both those that reside within a person and without―in a credible way.’ ―Expressen
‘An eloquent novel about the search for freedom’ ―Borås Tidning
‘Hashemzadeh is often able to nuance her tale and twist it in unexpected ways.’ ―Dagens Nyheter