(The Seventh Gate) is a mystery on one level, and there is mysticism, but that isn’t what this book is about in the final analysis. It is a personal, intense exploration of the maturation of a young woman into a force of nature, bearing unbearable pain, meeting the most difficult of obstacles, during one of the most horrific periods in human history. There is a quiet ferocity here that I haven’t experienced in a book in a long time. It is disturbing, heartbreaking, joyful all at the same time – enough to keep you awake.
This must be read. I haven’t been affected like this by a book in ages.
Causes Richard Zimler Supports
Save the Children, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)