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Eye-stinging and heart squeezing.
9 December, 2013
Not any review or mine can ever justify this book, but I'll try..
The book is about Miriam, an illegitimate child of a Film Theatre owner
and a house keeper, she waits for her father against her mother's protests down the creek,living in a shack with enough commodities to go on.
Then there is Laila, a lively and young girl, a scholar who wants to become something bigger and better than the women in Afghanistan when she grows up. Is supported by her father, has a loving mother and a good fast friend. She has nothing to lose, but the universe is hell-bent to make her suffer....
Struck by war, these women living in the same lane and neighbourhood who were never acquainted come together in an unexpected twist that binds them in a mother-daughter relationship and undaunted love to support each other in much bad times.
It gives you a glimpse of the life lived by these poor women in Afghanistan and difficulties faced by them at every step of their life.
This book will leave you heart-broken with stinging eyes from all the unshed tears and would make you want to reconsider that not all is justified and excusable under "ALLAH-HU-AKBAR".
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