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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
Creator
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 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-aunt, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, the 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?
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/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A78975
LC item number
P43 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Sex role
  • Impersonation
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Sisters
  • Afghanistan
  • Family life
  • Identity
  • Freedom
  • Coming of age
  • Courage
  • Survival
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Girls
  • Impersonation
  • Sex role
  • Sisters
  • Afghanistan
Label
The pearl that broke its shell, Nadia Hashimi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn853664407
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780062244758
Lccn
2013025523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
6PZKT
System control number
(OCoLC)853664407
Label
The pearl that broke its shell, Nadia Hashimi
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn853664407
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780062244758
Lccn
2013025523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
6PZKT
System control number
(OCoLC)853664407

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