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If You Could Be Mine: Young Adult Novel Explores Being Gay in Iran


Sara Farizan (Photo: Algonquin Young Readers)

Growing up gay in the United States, with Iranian parents, author Sara Farizan was intrigued to understand what life would be like if she was to live in Iran. Her young adult novel, "If You Could Be Mine," portrays the life of two young women who fall in love in the Islamic Republic. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the novel with Farizan. The book explores love, sexuality and gay rights.

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