Thursday, February 12, 2015

Scent of Butterflies

Soraya is a woman on the run. She is running from her home,
her family, her best friend and herself. Soraya is a beautiful young woman, living in Iran. It is the late 1990’s and life in Iran has become more and more difficult and restrictive. She is a photographer and must hide her talent for fear of the Morality Police. She must hide her beauty and her passions. Soraya is content to wait out what her family feels will get better someday as they reminisce and treasure their old lives with the Shah when the city flourished with Western ways. She is passionately, erotically in love with her husband of 20 years. They have no children but are content with their love, their extended family and Soraya’s best friend Butterfly. When Soraya flees to the U.S., to California, her family thinks she is on a photography assignment but in reality Soraya is licking her wounds and planning her revenge on those who have betrayed her. This author paints an intricate picture of life in Iran and closely follows Soraya’s obsession with plants and birds and butterflies. A suspenseful story of love and lies. A woman’s desperate search for happiness in this twisted surprising tale of a family shattered by lies.

1 comment:

  1. How incredibly scary to live in fear like that all the time.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!