Book Review | The Twisted Path Home
Title: The Twisted Path Home
Author: Fae Bidgoli
The Twisted Path Home by Fae Bidgoli is a beautiful and haunting novel that follows the life of Arezoo, an Iranian born woman who is in therapy to uncover the mystery of a terrifying recurring dream and ultimately to resolve her deep rooted pain related to the emotional scars left by her first husband. While undergoing hypnosis, Arezoo channels the life of Sogand, a Persian girl who is forced to become a child bride in the late 1800’s.
The author brilliantly draws upon her own experience of growing up in Iran where child bride marriages were common place. The novel is dedicated to the true life murder of a 13 year old Yemeni bride who was raped repeatedly and left to die in her own blood by her husband in 2010. The Twisted Path Home is a story that I could not stop reading. The emotional connect was powerful and I felt sadness, anger, disgust and inspiration by the courage of the female characters. As a social worker who worked in the counseling field, I appreciated the interactions between Arezoo and her therapist as they worked to repair her shattered wounds.
The Twisted Path Home is a thought provoking and moving novel that promotes the female spirit. This is one book that I will not soon forget.
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*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*