The Pearl That Broke its Shell: A Novel download free [PDF and Ebook] by Nadia Hashimi

The Pearl That Broke its Shell: A Novel download free [PDF and Ebook] by Nadia Hashimi year 2015
  • Book name: The Pearl That Broke its Shell: A Novel
  • Author: Nadia Hashimi
  • Release date: 2015/4/1
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780062244765
  • Rating: 8.08 of 10
  • Votes: 786
  • Review by: Carla Whitten
  • Review rating: 7.25 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/27
  • Total pages: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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?
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 32H55M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
  • Available formats: PDF, WORD, TXT, MOBI, DOC, EPUB, PNG, ODT. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, TAR.BZ2, ISO, BZ, Z, LZO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.69 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x203x20mm
  • Weight: 363g
  • Printed by: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Published in: New York, United States

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