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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
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Blackstone Publishing 2014
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Unabridged
Street Date:
05/06/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781483006758
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Nadia Hashimi. (2014). The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Nadia Hashimi. 2014. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Blackstone Publishing.

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Nadia Hashimi, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Blackstone Publishing, 2014.

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Nadia Hashimi. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2014.

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Afghan American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut 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 chaperon 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 That Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what...

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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 That Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

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