Maria Galante - rule-abiding, shy, a perfectionist - and larger-than-life journalist Imo Glass are on assignment in Afghanistan: Imo to interview girls who've attempted suicide rather than be married off to much older men, Maria to photograph them. But in a culture in which women shroud their faces and suicide is taboo, to photograph these women may be to dishonor -- and perhaps endanger -- them. Maria and Imo must find their way among spies, arms dealers and mercenaries; through the back alleys of Kabul and across dangerous roads into isolated Pashtun villages. Before the assignment is over, Maria will have to decide if it's more important to succeed at her work -- and please Imo -- or to follow her own moral compass.
This is an Advance Reading Copy, also known as an Advance Reader’s Edition, Uncorrected Proof or Unbound Manuscript. ARCs may differ from the final book in some of the text, and if there are pictures or illustrations, they generally are not included.
Its release date is May 20, 2008. It retails for $23.95. This softcover advance edition is 251 pages and measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25". It has "staff 2/4" written on all three edges, but is otherwise unread and in new condition.