A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood-an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture-from the author of the bestselling The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and When the Moon Is Low. Zeba, Afghan housewife and mother of four, has been arrested for murder of her husband Kamal. Nearly catatonic with shock, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts when he met his end. Barely escaping a vengeful mob, the ordinary Afghan housewife winds up in a women’s prison awaiting trial. There she meets a group of other women whose paths have led them to the same bleak cells. Into this closed world comes Yusuf, Zeba's Afghan-born, American-raised lawyer, whose commitment to human rights and desire to help his motherland have brought him back. With the fate of this seemingly ordinary housewife in his hands, Yusuf discovers that, like Afghanistan itself, his client may not be at all what he imagines. A moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women, A House Without Windows is astonishing, frightening, and triumphant.