Young girl seeks freedom in new novel by Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi

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‘Who Knows Where Butterflies Die’ illustrates human spirit’s desire for freedom

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“As global citizens, we are challenged in our efforts to create solutions on a global scale by the lack of basic freedom and human rights that the majority of humanity must endure,” Hashemi says.

Butterfly is a spirited girl who lives with her loving family during a tyrannical time in Farawayland, when oppressive and often cruel leadership threatens to crush its people’s spirits. Too young to fully comprehend the political situation of her homeland, Butterfly dreams of traveling to Otherland to experience a vibrant culture she dreams about. Her parents grant her wish, setting in motion a journey none of them could have imagined.

Based on true events, “Who Knows Where Butterflies Die: Based on True Stories” (published by iUniverse) by author Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi is a profound allegory showcasing the human spirit’s self-determination and desire for freedom, along with the lengths to which people will go to acquire their right to love, family, comfort and safety.

“As global citizens, we are challenged in our efforts to create solutions on a global scale by the lack of basic freedom and human rights that the majority of humanity must endure,” Hashemi says. “Where rule by force exists, the will of the majority is too often silenced or oppressed in favor of the selfish interests of a ruthless minority. We’ve given so much to our world; in return, we’ve destroyed its peace and security. We’ve made a world for ourselves that we’re afraid to live in.”

“Who Knows Where Butterflies Die”
By Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781491726334
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781491726327
E-Book | 318 pages | ISBN 9781491726341
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi has a doctorate in information technology education and literature, a post-graduate degree in pedagogy education and degrees in fine arts and graphic and communications design. She is a translator, visual artist and college educator in British Columbia, Canada, where she lives with her family. Readers can learn more about the author at phpasha.com.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.
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