House Without Windows

House Without Windows

Nadia Hashimi

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Editore: HarperCollins
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  • EAN: 9780062449665

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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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    È nata a New York da genitori afghani, emigrati in America nei primi anni Settanta, ed è cresciuta circondata da una numerosa famiglia che ha tenuto viva la cultura del paese d'origine. Nadia oggi vive in Maryland con il marito e due figli, e di professione fa la pediatra. Ha esordito con il romanzo Due splendidi destini (Piemme, 2015), che è stato un successo del passaparola, elogiato tra gli altri anche da Khaled Hosseini. Quando la notte è più luminosa è il suo secondo romanzo, accolto con uguale entusiasmo dai suoi numerosi lettori. Tra gli altri suoi romanzi ricordiamo La figlia dell'arcobaleno (Piemme 2017), La casa senza finestre (Piemme 2018) e Il cielo più azzurro (Piemme 2019). Approfondisci
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