• Publish Date: 1996-03-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Soheir Khashoggi;Lillian Africano

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The engrossing story of Amira, a young girl from a wealthy and powerful family, Mirage takes you behind the veil of secrecy to expose the real lives of women in today's harems.
Amira expects to be sold into marriage and to never step outside her house without being swathed in black veils and accompanied by an escort. But she's not prepared for the savagery of the husband she first meets on her wedding night, or the increasingly oppressive control he is allowed to exert over her. Finally, in a daring attempt to save her own life and sanity, she escapes with her baby to start a new life in the United States. But her past - and her powerful husband - won't give her up easily.
Mirage is also the story of other harem women. From the stoning death of a young mother convicted of adultery to the desperate measures taken by a wife whose husband has brought a second wife into their home, Mirage tells the stories of the enduring strength and courage of women who defy the yoke of male dominance.

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