Moon At Nine

MoonAtNine_C_Oct5.inddFarrin, a fifteen-year-old Tehran resident, is the daughter of a wealthy mother and father.  She attends a school for gifted girls and her life changes the day she meets Sadira. Sadira is witty and wise and the two become inseparable.  When Farrin and Sadira’s friendship shifts from friendship to romance, they are desperate to keep their love secret. It is 1988 and the conservative government of Iran considers homosexuality an abhorrent crime. One day the girls are discovered, thrown in jail, separated, and are left to await their execution.  Farrin is hopeful her family will find a way to free her from jail and hopes they will aid her love as well. This riveting, heart wrenching story is based on real-life events. cc
Title: Moon At Nine
Author: Deborah Ellis
: Pajama Press Inc., Ontario, Canada
: 2014
Original language
: English
: 978-1-927485-57-6
Hardcover pages
: 224
Age range
: 14 up
: Fiction
Book setting
: Iran
Author’s residence
: Canada
: Iran, Lesbians, LGBTQ, Tehran, Western Asia

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