Farin Powell Announces Release of ‘Roxana’s Revolution’

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New book takes closer look at the hostage crisis of 1979 through the eyes of an Iranian woman.

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...but ‘Roxana’s Revolution’ gives the complete picture of the crisis, and its impact on the lives of Iranians abroad and at home.

In “Roxana’s Revolution” (published by iUniverse), author Farin Powell’s new novel, readers join attorney Roxana Ramsy as her life comes full circle as she takes a journey through Europe, and back to the United States, where she senses that the ghost of the hostage crisis still lingers.

When the media frenzy over the hostage crisis of 1979 worsens and anti-Iranian sentiment surges all over the United States, Roxana, a Wall Street attorney has no choice but to return to Iran. During a stop in Paris, she reunites with her two childhood friends and meets Steve Radcliff, an American reporter with a tenacious attraction to her. Back in Tehran, where circumstances are nothing less than volatile, Roxana learns that revolutions, while exciting and historic on pages of a book, are painful to endure. As one crisis after other spins out of control, the government imposes wearing of a mandatory veil. This harsh revolutionary rule and Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran diminish Roxana’s hope to have a normal life. She rejects Steve’s marriage proposal and refuses to leave Iran with him. But a near- death experience and loss of her freedom in a border- sealed Iran propel her to enter a marriage doomed from its inception.

An excerpt from “Roxana’s Revolution”:

“She was admiring her newborn baby’s beautiful eyes when she heard the first blast. Her heart began pounding. She heard additional explosions and the rattling of the windows. She held the baby tight, and then started running from the nursery to the end of the living room. She repeated that several times while shielding the baby with the upper part of her body. She ran to the telephone and dialed her mother’s number. ‘Maman, did you hear the bomb explosion?’ she asked frantically. ‘No. There was no bomb explosion here. What’s going on?’ ‘I think Saddam is bombing our area.’”

“The movie ‘Argo’ deals with a specific aspect of the 1979 hostage crisis,” says Powell, “but ‘Roxana’s Revolution’ gives the complete picture of the crisis, and its impact on the lives of Iranians abroad and at home.”

“Roxana’s Revolution”
By Farin Powell
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 456 pages | ISBN 9781475980639
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 456 pages | ISBN 9781475980622
E-Book | 456 pages | ISBN 9781475980646
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Farin Powell practices law in Washington, D.C. In addition to many legal publications, she has published short stories and poems in various literary magazines and poetry anthologies. She authored the book of poetry “A Piece of Heaven” and the novel “Two Weddings.” More information about the book and author can be found at http://www.farinpowell.com.

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