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The Resource The pearl that broke its shell : a novel, Nadia Hashimi, (electronic resource)

The pearl that broke its shell : a novel, Nadia Hashimi, (electronic resource)

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
A luminous and unforgettable tale of two women, destiny, and identity in Afghanistan Kabul, 2007: The Taliban rules the streets. With a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can rarely leave the house or attend school. Their only hope lies in the ancient Afghan custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a son until she is of marriageable age. As a boy, she has the kind of freedom that was previously unimaginable . . . freedom that will transform her forever. 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 in the same way'the change took her on a journey from the deprivation of life in a rural village to the opulence of a king's palace in the bustling metropolis of Kabul. Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell interweaves the stories of these two remarkable women who are separated by a century but share the same courage and dreams. What will happen once Rahima is old enough to marry' How long can Shekiba pass as a man' And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive'
Summary
In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and rarely leave the house, and 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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304562
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The pearl that broke its shell : a novel, Nadia Hashimi, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9BACA021-CE0C-4774-8D18-FD274FEBCDB4
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn877888691
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062244772
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00243326
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9BACA021-CE0C-4774-8D18-FD274FEBCDB4
System control number
(OCoLC)877888691
Label
The pearl that broke its shell : a novel, Nadia Hashimi, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9BACA021-CE0C-4774-8D18-FD274FEBCDB4
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn877888691
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062244772
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00243326
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9BACA021-CE0C-4774-8D18-FD274FEBCDB4
System control number
(OCoLC)877888691

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