A novelette about a man, Masoud, and three women:
Each woman, depending on the situation, gets into the man’s life and plays her predestined role. One comes to die, one comes to stay and one comes to refuse. The writer plays with political terms, takes a critical look at intellectuals in modern-day Iran and portrays their contradictory destiny in an environment which is anything but ideal.
Thanks in part to its psychoanalytical layers and boldness in sailing into uncharted waters, the novel has been a success in dealing with the world of women, a different world that has emerged on the back of a transformation: that of an eastern traditional woman to a modern one. So
Playing House could be viewed as a book following a feministic, eastern approach.