Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran
Published by Allen Lane Canada/Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House
Laura Secor takes us deep into an Iran that few of us know. With stunning revelations and evocative writing, her ambitious work, Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran, portrays a post-revolutionary generation of reformers whose vision of a modern Islamic state continues to meet frustration. In the book Secor explores the prisons and torture chambers, the political salons and influential mosques, the restless campuses and exiled dreamers, to introduce us to some of the people fighting for Iran’s soul. She reveals a nation that has been at war with itself since 1979, and shows few signs of finding the balance it surely needs to thrive in the 21st century.