The pearl that broke its shell : A Novel. / Nadia Hashimi.
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- ISBN: 9780062244772 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See.In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-aunt, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way.Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century...
Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 12578 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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