Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780743230216, 384pp.
Publication Date: April 4, 2016
Rich in visual imagery, Harem vividly depicts the exotic bazaars and dangerous alleys of the city and palace chambers brimming with conspiracy and betrayal -- as well as love and redemption. A skillfully crafted, intricately textured novel, Harem represents the beginning of a remarkable literary career.
Elegant. Rich with myth, history, politics, fantasy and life intermingled -- as if the voice of an Isabel Allende of Persia has emerged.
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
author of A Woman of Independent Means
A richly imagined feminist fable -- a feast for the senses.
author of The Sixteen Pleasures and Blues Lessons
Dora Levy Mossanen's first novel, Harem, is truly astonishing.
author of Franklin Flyer
Harem reads like a wondrous cross between Colette and Sir Richard F. Burton. The dark lights and vivid tableaux Ms. Mossanen conjures stay with you long afterward. A very impressive, and adventurous, debut.