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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi


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Also by Nadia Hashimi:

Sparks Like Stars, February 2022
Sparks Like Stars, March 2021
Hardcover / e-Book
A House Without Windows, May 2017
Trade Size / e-Book (reprint)
A House Without Windows, August 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
When the Moon is Low, May 2016
Paperback / e-Book
When The Moon Is Low, August 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, January 2015
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, May 2014
Hardcover / e-Book

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
Nadia Hashimi

William Morrow
January 2015
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Featuring: Shekiba; Rahima
480 pages
ISBN: 0062244760
EAN: 9780062244765
Kindle: 0062244760
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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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-great grandmother, 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 who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable 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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