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

A house without windows : a novel, Nadia Hashimi

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A house without windows : a novel
Title
A house without windows
Title remainder
a novel
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Nadia Hashimi
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Language
eng
Summary
A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood--an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture--from the author of the bestselling The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and When the Moon Is Low. 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. Kamal's family is sure she did, and demands justice. Barely escaping a vengeful mob, Zeba is arrested and jailed. As Zeba awaits trial, she meets a group of women whose own misfortunes have also led them to these bleak cells: thirty-year-old Nafisa, imprisoned to protect her from an honor killing; twenty-five-year-old Latifa, who ran away from home with her teenage sister but now stays in the prison because it is safe shelter; and nineteen-year-old Mezhgan, pregnant and unmarried, waiting for her lover's family to ask for her hand in marriage. Is Zeba a cold-blooded killer, these young women wonder, or has she been imprisoned, as they have been, 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, Zeba's Afghan-born, American-raised lawyer, whose commitment to human rights and desire to help his motherland have brought him back. With the fate of this seemingly ordinary housewife in his hands, Yusuf discovers that, like Afghanistan itself, his client may not be at all what he imagines. A moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women, A House Without Windows is astonishing, frightening, and triumphant
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TEFOD
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Hashimi, Nadia
Dewey number
813/.6
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LC call number
PS3608.A78975
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fiction
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Read by Ariana Delawari and Susan Nezami
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1980-
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  • Delawari, Ariana
  • Nezami, Susan
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  • Women prisoners
  • Women
  • Fiction
  • FICTION
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Label
A house without windows : a novel, Nadia Hashimi
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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ocn956945190
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (15 hr., 39 min., 07 sec.))
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online
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9780062472632
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sound
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6609BF21-1E86-491B-BD12-19139E16A57E
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Label
A house without windows : a novel, Nadia Hashimi
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn956945190
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (15 hr., 39 min., 07 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062472632
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z100113916
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
6609BF21-1E86-491B-BD12-19139E16A57E
System control number
(OCoLC)956945190
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not applicable
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