A House Without Windows

From the author of the bestseller The Pearl That Broke Its Shell comes this vivid, spellbinding story of murder, survival, sisterhood, and a mother’s love that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture For most of her life ...

A House Without Windows

A House Without Windows

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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A House Without Windows
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Nadia Hashimi
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-16 - Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

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,
The House Without Windows
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Barbara Newhall Follett
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Discover a dazzling lost classic of nature writing and a visionary work of feminist empowerment - written almost a century ago by a twelve-year-old child... Eepersip is a girl with the wild in her heart. She does not want to live locked up behind the walls of a house. So
The House Without Windows and Eepersip's Life There
Language: en
Pages: 88
Authors: Barbara Newhall Follett
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-15 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

In 1923, eight-year-old Barbara Newhall Follett began writing The House Without Windows as a birthday present for her mother on the small portable typewriter she had been using since she was four years old. Though later that year her manuscript burned in a house fire, she rewrote the entire story
A HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS OR DOORS
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephanie J. Ralston
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

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A House Without Windows - A House Without Windows
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Marc Ellison, Kassai Didier
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-23 - Publisher: Humanoids, Inc.

By the delicate hand of Didier Kassaï (Storm Over Bangui) comes a comic book documentary about the street children of Bangui, told in a style that mixes photo and illustration.

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