Marina is the main character in this book, as it is a memoir of her life. She is a very smart, intriguing, intelligent, well informed, brave woman. She is extremely mature. She is Christian, and was arrested January 15th, 1982, she was accused for plotting against the government when she spoke out in Math class and asked her teacher to teach her Calculus instead of talking about Politics.
Marina’s mother has her own hair dressing salon under the apartment, Marina’s mother is very disciplined on Marina and used to lock her on Marina’s balcony for hours to solitude her. “My mother’s body was shaking and her face had turned white. She had covered her mouth with her hand, as if to muffle a never-ending cry.” This is how she felt when
Marina’s Grandma is a stereotypical Russian bahboo.
Owned a dance studio, though after his mothers death he closed down his dance studio and found a job at a division of the Ministry of Arts and Culture, working with folklore dance groups. He got to travel to different countries with this job with the men and women dancers who represented
Was like marina’s dark guardian angel, he was a revolutionary guard, who took an interest in
Albert is an Amernian secondhand book keeper, for three years Albert’s bookstore were the highlights of
Sarah and Sirus
Sarah had been
Sarah and Marina re-united in Evin Political Prison after
Sarah’s father was an engineer and a big man who always told funny jokes, laughed loudly and recited beautiful old poems. Sarah’s mother worked at a bank and always wore elegant suits and very high heeled shiny black shoes, she was a small, round women with short, black hair, who always hugged
Gita and Marina have been friends since she was 13. Gita and Marina met at cottage country, 5 hours north of
At the end of summer Arash left 2 weeks before
Irena Arash’s Grandma
Irena which is Arash’s grandma was also a refugee from