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The pearl that broke its shell : a novel

Author: Nadia Hashimi
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2015, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First William Morrow paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In Kabul in 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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadia Hashimi
ISBN: 9780062244765 0062244752 9780062244758 0062244760
OCLC Number: 1069679021
Notes: Includes "P.S. insights, interview & more ..." following the text.
Description: 452, 13 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Nadia Hashimi.

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In Kabul in 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.

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