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The pearl that broke its shell : a novel, Nadia Hashimi

Label
The pearl that broke its shell : a novel
Title
The pearl that broke its shell
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Hashimi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Afghanistan, this emotionally engaging first novel uses alternating chapters to weave together the story of nine-year-old Rahima and her sisters with that of their great-great-grandmother Shekiba. Both Rahima and Shekiba share the experience of participating in bacha posh, in which young girls are dressed as and treated as boys until puberty. And like Shekiba, Rahima and her two older sisters endure the difficult and often horrific experience of being married off as young girls as second, third, or fourth wives to much older men. Although decades separate the distinctive stories of these women as they move from girlhood to adulthood, the hardships suffered by women in the Afghan culture remain the chilling tie that binds them. -VERDICT Hashimi succeeds in crafting a novel that incorporates gripping stories of survival with passionate tales of motherhood and inner strength throughout. Filled with tragedy and triumph, this work is sure to be appreciated by readers who enjoy similarly told stories with strong protagonists by authors such as Lisa See and the Afghanistan-born Khaled -Hosseini
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DLC
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Hashimi, Nadia
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women
  • Afghanistan
Label
The pearl that broke its shell : a novel, Nadia Hashimi
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
17823517
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780062244765
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2013025523
Label
The pearl that broke its shell : a novel, Nadia Hashimi
Publication
Control code
17823517
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780062244765
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2013025523

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