The Kabul Beauty School (Paperback)Deborah Rodriguez (author)
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In a little beauty school in the war zone of Kabul, a community of women comes together, all with stories to tell.
DEBBIE, the American hairdresser who co-founds the training salon. As the burqas are removed in class, curls are coiffed and make-up is applied, Debbie's students share with her their stories - and their hearts.
MINA, forcibly married to a man in repayment of a family debt and threatened with having her child taken away.
ROSHANNA, a tearful young bride terrified her in-laws will discover she's not a virgin.
And NAHIDA, the prize pupil who bears the scars of her Taliban husband's approval.
In the Kabul Beauty School, these women and many others find a safe haven and the seeds of their future independence.
From the bestselling author of THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL, this is an eye-opening, inspiring and enthralling story.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 129 x 200 x 23 mm
Bighearted and entertaining, Kabul Beauty School has a conversational style, but Rodriguez never shies away from the misery and oppression she encounters in the poor, rigidly patriarchal country * Entertainment Weekly *
Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candour * LA Times *
Colourful, suspenseful, funny... This witty and insightful memoir will be perfect for women's reading groups * Publishers Weekly *
A very gutsy, real-life adventure story for women . . . This lively memoir is full of darkly funny moments - a customer who had never seen a blow dryer thinks it's a gun and runs screaming from the salon chair - and the humor leavens the horror stories about life in this war-torn land * People *
[Rodriguez's] descriptions are endearingly frank (even about her own social gaffes), and her attempts to help those in need are inspirational and engaging * Washington Post *