The Bookseller of Kabul - A Broken Heart, pg. 267-284 Summary & Analysis

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A Broken Heart, pg. 267-284 Summary and Analysis

Leila receives letters that cause her to dream of another, better life. She wants out of the house and situation that she is in. When she wants to go shopping for onions, Sharifa tells her to send one of the boys. When Aimal arrives, he hands her another letter and a package containing a wristwatch. The letter is signed "K." Karim wants her to acknowledge his feelings.

Leila had seen Karim only once when she and Sonya brought lunch to Aimal at the hotel. Karim works for a Japanese television company. He lives alone.

One day Mansur invites him to dinner but Leila is not there. He only catches a glimpse of her even though he spends the night there. The next day Karim's sister visits the family.

Leila does not tell anyone...

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