If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

The novel explores the emotional turmoil of a young Iranian girl who is in love with her best friend, another girl, in a country where their love is forbidden. Facing the harsh realities of a society that criminalizes homosexuality, she considers undergoing gender reassignment surgery, which is legal in Iran, as a desperate attempt to be with her beloved openly. The story delves into themes of identity, sacrifice, and the lengths one might go to for love, set against the backdrop of contemporary Tehran's complex socio-political landscape.

The 7299th greatest book of all time


Published
2013
Nationality
Iranian
Type
Fiction
Pages
247
Words
60,000
Original Language
English

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