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The pearl that broke its shell, Nadia Hashimi

Label
The pearl that broke its shell
Title
The pearl that broke its shell
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Hashimi
Title variation
The pearl that broke its shell
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. 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-aunt, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, this novel 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?
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hashimi, Nadia
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Girls
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Sisters
  • Impersonation
  • Women
  • Afghanistan
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
Target audience
adult
Label
The pearl that broke its shell, Nadia Hashimi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052816155
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
452 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062244765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)879749509
Label
The pearl that broke its shell, Nadia Hashimi
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052816155
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
452 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062244765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)879749509

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