The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life

The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life

Jasmin Darznik


We have been a global of 2, my mom and that i, till i began changing into an American woman. that is whilst she begun telling me concerning the sturdy Daughter. It turned a taunt, a caution, an omen.

Jasmin Darznik got here to the United States from Iran while she used to be in basic terms 3 years previous, and he or she grew up realizing little or no approximately her family's historical past. while she was once in her early twenties, on an afternoon almost immediately following her father's loss of life, Jasmin used to be aiding her mom movement; a photo fell from a stack of previous letters. the woman pictured was once her mom. She used to be donning a marriage veil, and at her part stood a guy whom Jasmin had by no means visible before.

At first, Jasmin's mom, Lili, refused to talk about the picture, and Jasmin again to her own residence annoyed and stressed. yet a number of months later, she acquired from her mom the 1st of ten cassette tapes that will convey to gentle the wrenching hidden tale of her family's precise origins in Iran: Lili's marriage at 13, her historical past of abuse and forget, and a daughter she used to be pressured to desert so one can get away that existence. the ultimate tape published that Jasmin's sister, Sara--The stable Daughter--was nonetheless dwelling in Iran.

In this sweeping, poignant, and fantastically written memoir, Jasmin weaves the tales of 3 generations of Iranian girls right into a designated story of 1 family's fight for freedom and knowing. the result's a fascinating and unforgettable tale of secrets and techniques, betrayal, and the unbreakable mother-daughter bond.

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