A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Beginning of the End
Trouble in Paradise
Growing up down the street from both Rasheed and Marian were two people by the names of Tariq and Laila. Two young lovers who grow apart due to the war between Afghanistan and the Soviets. After Tariq flees to Pakistan with his family, Laila and her family prepare to flee the country only for her parents to be killed by a bomb and herself to be seriously hurt.
Some Say that the Key to a Successful Marriage is Honesty.... Rasheed Did NOT get the Memo
It is later uncovered that Rasheed had paid the man Abul to tell Laila of Tariqs "death", to prevent her running away from him. Now that Laila knows of Tariqs true fate, there is no stopping her from being with him. They spend an afternoon together while her husband is at work. Once Rasheed finds out about Tariqs return, he beats Laila senseless. Until Mariam kills him. ( it's about time somebody did)
To give Laila and Tariq the life that they have always wanted to live together, Mariam willingly turns herself into the Taliban.