Thursday, June 26, 2014

#TRRparty #Featured #Book : Beyond the Third Garden by I.J. Sarfeh

A middle-aged woman, a ten-year-old orphan: shattered souls escaping horrific events from their past. She chances upon the starving boy in a forest, and the turbulent relationship begins.

Iran; November, 1950: Ten year-old Reza can't remember what happened on that fateful night. Without warning, gruesome images of the event flash through his mind. Now living in a Tehran orphanage, he is obsessed with running away from the hell where bullies and physical punishment rule. In another part of the city, Paree Windom, a middle-aged Iranian woman, lives alone, separated from her English husband. She, too, is tormented by recurring images of a horrific incident that happened years before. Seeking relief from anguish, she falls prey to the allure of alcohol.

By chance, the two meet in a rain-drenched forest at the foothills of the Alborz Mountains. As their turbulent friendship develops, they embark on a journey to search for deliverance from the prison of tormented souls.

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