In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. as Isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children struggle with the realisation that their family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.
Dalia Sofer was born in Iran and fled at the age of ten to the Unites States with her family. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been a resident at Yaddo. A graduate of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, she lives in new York City.
Paperback, 340 pages.