“This is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last 40 years that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms.”
This book tells the story of two women against the background of the last 40 years in Afghanistan. Mariam was born an illegitimate child and was married off to a man from Kabul when she was 15.
Her husband was abusive and cruel. Laila was born just before the Russian invasion and had dreams of a life of education and travel. A bomb kills most of her family and she recovers from her wounds in Mariam’s house. While the women bond, Mariam’s husband has his eyes on Laila. With the emergence of the Taliban, the women have few options, if any.
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