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A Thousand Splendid Suns Summary
Khaled Hosseini

Everything you need to understand or teach A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns Summary

Plot Summary

Miriam is a bastard daughter of a wealthy man, and she is given away in marriage to a much older shoemaker, Rasheed. She disappoints him by failing to produce a child, and their marriage is an unhappy one. Another child, Laila, is raised down the street from Miriam and Rasheed. Her best friend is a one-legged boy, Tariq, and as war and political instability settles on Kabul, they become lovers. They are separated when Tariq's family flees to Pakistan, and then Laila's parents are killed in a rocket attack. When Laila is taken in by Miriam and Rasheed, she is already pregnant with Tariq's child, but Rasheed marries her, and for nine months, treats her well, because he still hopes for a boy. When Laila gives birth to Aziza, a girl, he begins to treat her worse and worse, until finally Miriam intercedes in a fight, and kills...

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