'You are here for the rest of your life. Do you understand? You are not leaving Iran. You are here until you die.' Betty Mahmoody and her husband, Dr Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody ('Moody'), came to Iran from the USA to meet Moody's family. With them was their four-year-old daughter, Mahtob. Appalled by the squalor of their living conditions, horrified ...Read More'You are here for the rest of your life. Do you understand? You are not leaving Iran. You are here until you die.' Betty Mahmoody and her husband, Dr Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody ('Moody'), came to Iran from the USA to meet Moody's family. With them was their four-year-old daughter, Mahtob. Appalled by the squalor of their living conditions, horrified by what she saw of a country where women are merely chattels and Westerners are despised, Betty soon became desperate to return to the States. But Moody, and his often vicious family, had other plans. Mother and daughter became prisoners of an alien culture, hostages of an increasingly tyrannical and violent man. Betty began to try to arrange an escape. Evading Moody's sinister spy network, she secretly met sympathisers opposed to Khomeini's savage regime. But every scheme that was suggested to her meant leaving Mahtob behind for ever...Read Less
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This book gets your attention right away! I couldn't put it down. The things this poor family went through were amazing!!
Aug 16, 2007
It usually starts the same way, he is a wonderful man from orient and he offers to take his family on vacation to his country ? except a wife and kids do not know that they have a one way ticket. This book is an excellent example of mix marriage problems in our country and all over the world. It?s a story of one mother?s fight to bring her 5yrs old daughter back with her to USA from Middle East. It?s a story that shows the true life of women in Middle East, and their daily struggle. But most of all it?s a story of man?s lie and cruelty; and mothers determinacy and stubbornness to protect her child. This book will bring tears to many and might prevent feature parental kidnappings. Read and give to your friends to read, more women know about the trap more would be saved! And after that get next part to it ? ?From the love to a child? which tells about other women that Betty Mahmoody met back in USA that to this day are fighting to get their kids back.
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