Home is a Stranger


Parnaz Foroutan

Wed March 17  |  7:00 - 8:15 pm


Par­naz Foroutan is the author of The Girl from the Gar­den, which received the PEN Emerg­ing Voic­es Award and was named one of Booklist’s ​“Top 10 First Nov­els” of 2015.


Her mem­oir Home is a Stranger is about her jour­ney back to Iran as a young woman two decades after her fam­i­ly fled the rise of the Islam­ic theocracy. It is a memoir about the meaning of desire, the transcendence of boundaries, and the journey to find home.