On a dusty, sweltering night,
Noor Khan, a beautiful, headstrong Afghan refugee, comes
face–to–face with Charlie Matthews, a brash, young American
aid worker. To Noor's fury, Charlie breaks every cultural
norm and pursues her. She wants nothing to do with him: her
sole aim in life is to earn an overseas scholarship so she
can escape the miseries of the refugee camps.
However when Noor's brother threatens to marry her off, she
is forced to seek refuge in Charlie's home, of all places,
and suddenly everything Noor believes in is put into question.
Set in the mystical and seething city of Peshawar, where no
one is without an agenda and few can be trusted, Refuge is a
timeless and unforgettable love story about the struggle for
love and purpose in a cruel and cynical world.