Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven out of Afghanistan.
She hopes for a better relationship with her hard stepmother. And she hopes one day even to go to school. Then she meets Meena, who offers to teach her the poetry she once taught her mother. And the Americans come to the village, promising not just new opportunities, but surgery to mend Zulaikha's face.
But can Zulaikha dare to hope they will come true? Trent Reedy's breathtaking first novel is based on his experiences serving with the US Army in Afghanistan and, in a land where hidebound traditions clash with an emerging desire for freedom, offers humanity and hope.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781847802712