A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Randomshit
Yes, there is a scene where Laila (who is a minor at this time) is already pregnant, and Rasheed proceeds to sexualize her pregnant body (breasts specifically) as he sexually assaults her.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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devu
not exactly, but the book has wars and people die in gruesome ways - sometimes described in detail.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Ksureme
Miriam’s mother manipulated her with gaslighting frequently.
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Is a child abused?
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Ksureme
There’s a graphic scene detailing how the father locks a toddler in a room for days in the heat.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Ksureme
Both Miriam and Laila were young and forced to marry an older man- scenes of sexual “intimacy” are somewhat brief, but due to the girls ages, I found it to be assault.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Romana
Laila is strangled.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Greywolf557
No, but there is a brief mention of it during one of Lalia's dreams
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Is there amputation?
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Romana
There is one character, Tariq, who has a prosthetic leg because his leg was lost from a land mine. It is also later mentioned that he loses another. There are also mentions of limbs being cut off as punishments.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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There is a graphic scene where a character is being punished for cooking a meal in a wrong way and the abuser shoves rocks in this person's mouth, proceeding to force them to chew the rocks until their molars break.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Ksureme
Miriam’s mother experiences seizures; but calls them by another name.
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Ksureme
The book goes over the taliban and wars.
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Is someone tortured?
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Ksureme
Miriam and Laila are domestically abused
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
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Romana
Mariam and Laila are, however, imprisoned in their home at one point.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Romana
Mariam's father cheats on his wives - this is how Mariam's mother gets pregnant.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Romana
Mariam's mother has seizures which are thought to be a result of jinns entering her body (it is implied that this is untrue, though)
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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KageECKSDEE
Mariam's mother hangs herself early in the book.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Romana
An abortion is seriously considered by Laila, but she doesn't follow through with it
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devu
the characters get pregnant and have children of their own too. there are scenes describing their infancy as well
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Ksureme
It’s semi-detailed the first time it happens, then is vaguely mentioned that it was a reoccurring issue.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Romana
Tariq mentions facing some discrimination because of his prosthetic leg.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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devu
it is mentioned that two married characters in the book are first cousins.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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devu
there is a lot of tragedy and sadness in the story, but the ending was quite warm with the characters finding some peace.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Romana
Some of Mariam and Laila's abuse results in bloody injuries that are briefly described.
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Does someone drown?
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Romana
Rasheed's son drowned - this is mentioned a couple of times, briefly.
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Is there gun violence?
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