The Pearl That Broke Its Shell: A Novel by Nadia Hashimi

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell: A Novel

byNadia Hashimi

Mass Market Paperback | April 25, 2017

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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.

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Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. She graduated from Brandeis University with degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and Biology. She enrolled in medical school in Brooklyn and completed her pediatric training at NYU/Bellevue hospitals in New York City. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell is her debut ...
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Title:The Pearl That Broke Its Shell: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.16 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062677624

ISBN - 13:9780062677624

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“Hashimi weaves together two equally engrossing stories in her epic, spellbinding debut.”