If You Could Be Mine

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If You Could Be Mine

by Sara Farizan

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | August 12, 2013 | Hardcover

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A stunning debut that reveals one of the most hiddencorners of Iranian culture

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They''ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love-Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light.

So they carry on in secret-until Nasrin''s parents announce that they''ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they have been, only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively-and openly.

Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran,homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman''s body is seen as nature''s mistake, and sex reassignment is legal and accessible. As a man, Sahar could be the one to marry Nasrin. Sahar will never be able to love the one she wants, in the body she wants to beloved in, without risking her life. Is saving her love worth sacrificing her true self?

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.3 × 5.4 × 0.95 in

Published: August 12, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443425729

ISBN - 13: 9781443425728

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If You Could Be Mine

by Sara Farizan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.3 × 5.4 × 0.95 in

Published: August 12, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443425729

ISBN - 13: 9781443425728

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A stunning debut that reveals one of the most hiddencorners of Iranian culture

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They''ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love-Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light.

So they carry on in secret-until Nasrin''s parents announce that they''ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they have been, only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively-and openly.

Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran,homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman''s body is seen as nature''s mistake, and sex reassignment is legal and accessible. As a man, Sahar could be the one to marry Nasrin. Sahar will never be able to love the one she wants, in the body she wants to beloved in, without risking her life. Is saving her love worth sacrificing her true self?

Editorial Reviews

"A heartbreakingly beautiful story of first love. . . . The reader becomes part of Sahar and Nasrin''s journey. We move through it with them with our heart in our hands."-JACQUELINE WOODSON, AUTHOR OF BENEATH A METH MOON

"A book full to bursting with aching, haunting, beautiful questions." -CHRIS LYNCH, AUTHOR OF INEXCUSABLE

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