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The Resource A house without windows : a novel, Nadia Hashimi

A house without windows : a novel, Nadia Hashimi

Label
A house without windows : a novel
Title
A house without windows
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Hashimi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For two decades, Zeba was a loving wife, a patient mother, and a peaceful villager. But her quiet life is shattered when her husband, Kamal, is found brutally murdered with a hatchet in the courtyard of their home. Nearly catatonic with shock, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of his death. Her children swear their mother could not have committed such a heinous act. Kamals family is sure she did, and demands justice. Barely escaping a vengeful mob, Zeba is arrested and jailed. Awaiting trial, she meets a group of women whose own misfortunes have led them to these bleak cells: eighteen-year-old Nafisa, imprisoned to protect her from an zhonor killingy; twenty-five-year-old Latifa, a teen runaway who stays because it is safe shelter; twenty-year-old Mezghan, pregnant and unmarried, waiting for a court order to force her lovers hand. Is Zeba a cold-blooded killer, these young women wonder, or has she been imprisoned, like them, for breaking some social rule? For these women, the prison is both a haven and a punishment; removed from the harsh and unforgiving world outside, they form a lively and indelible sisterhood. Into this closed world comes Yusuf, Zebas Afghan-born, American-raised lawyer whose commitment to human rights and desire to help his homeland have brought him back. With the fate this seemingly ordinary housewife in his hands, Yusuf discovers that, like the Afghanistan itself, his client may not be at all what he imagines
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Hashimi, Nadia
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women prisoners
  • Women
  • Civil rights
  • Widowers
  • Murder
  • Women
  • Legal stories
Label
A house without windows : a novel, Nadia Hashimi
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780062449689
Lccn
bl2016026781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A house without windows : a novel, Nadia Hashimi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780062449689
Lccn
bl2016026781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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