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The Resource The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
Title
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
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Summary
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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Hashimi, Nadia
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
Label
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:9baca021-ce0c-4774-8d18-fd274febcdb4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062244772
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9baca021-ce0c-4774-8d18-fd274febcdb4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062244772
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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