The Drum Tower is Farnoosh Moshiri's fourth work of fiction concerned with the deleterious effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. This novel, told by a mentally ill, 16-year-old girl, depicts the fall of Drum Tower, the house of a family descended from generations of War Ministers. Rich in characters--Talkhoon, who struggles to control the winds she hears inside her head and who tells the story; Assad, a man made evil by his love for her; Anvar Angha, Talkhoon's grandfather who has devoted his life to writing a book about Simorgh (the mythical bird of knowledge; the Persian Phoenix) but never completes it; Soraya, Talkhoon's mother, whom we never meet but about whom myriad and contradictory stories abound--and rich in family secrets, this novel chronicles the early days of the competing factions, the rise of the Revolutionary Guard, the chaos and murder in the streets of Tehran, the arrests and executions, as experienced by the members of this family. The Drum Tower may be compared, favorably, to Gone With the Wind. It has already won two Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Fiction Awards and a Black Heron Press Award for Social Fiction.
A World Between, Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans, edited by Persis Karim and Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, published by George Braziller Inc., May 1999.
Red Boots & Attitude, The Spirit of Texas Women Writers, edited by Diane Fanning and Susie Kelly Flatau, published by Eakin Press, April 2003.
Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers, edited by boice-Terrel Allen, 2004.
Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora, edited by Persis Karim, 2006.
At the Shepherd's (excerpt from The Drum-Tower) published in the Gulf Coast, issue 19.1, Winter-Spring 2007.
Excerpt from Against Gravity published in the Exotic Gothic, an anthology edited by Danel Olson featuring both original and reprint takes that make use of traditional gothic elements, 2007.
I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights, edited by Melissa Kwasney and Mandy Smoker, published by Lost Heorse Press, November 2009.
White Torture published in Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers, edited by Anita Amirrezvani and Persis Karim, published by University of Arkansas Press, February 2013.
Among many short stories published in literary magazines, White Torture, published in Forge, Issue 5.3 Winter 2011-2012 is available to read here.