KABUL, AUGUST 2021
Sunny Tedder is back in her beloved coffee shop. After eight years away, she’s thrilled to reunite with her Kabul ‘family’.
Yazmina now runs a pair of women’s shelters from the old cafe, and dreams of a bright future for her two young daughters.
Her sister Layla has become an outspoken women’s rights activist and, thanks to social media, is quite the celebrity.
Kat, Sunny’s friend from America, is wrapping up her year-long stay in the land of her birth, but is facing some unfinished business.
And finally there’s elderly den mother Halajan, whose secret new hobby is itself an act of rebellion.
Then the US troops begin to withdraw – and the women watch in horror as the Taliban advance on the capital at ferocious speed…
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