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Bangles to Mom- Introduction of book 2 in the Bangles Series.
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Marsha Marie
September 2016
Outlining
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Written by
Marsha Marie
September 2016
Outlining

Introduction

January 5, 1992, I boarded a plane with my two small children (Mona, aged 5, and Shedi, aged 3) a new name and my second husband, Zain; we had one-way tickets to Pakistan and a plan. Our destination:  Zain’s birthplace in the remote farming village of Kalu Kalan, Pakistan. Our reason: to escape the toxic influence and control of my abusive ex-husband, David. Our goal: to join Zain’s relatives and live free from David’s domineering interference. 

But in doing so I became the subject of an international hunt. Then within the first year after our arrival in Kalu Kalan, Zain unexpectedly decided to return to the States, leaving me and the children behind with his family; all of our plans went up in smoke. Immersed in an unfamiliar country, I was forced to do what I know best--adapt and survive. With the help of Zain’s family, I assimilated to the local culture and created a new existence for myself and my children. 

Throughout the years following that time, I wrote extensive letters home to my mother and family--never imagining that I would ever see these letters again. But as fate would have it, the letters from my first year of living in Pakistan—1992—were found in a relative’s home during the writing of my first book: Bangles: My True Story of Escape, Adventure and Forgiveness. These letters were a testimony to my journey to this new land; an honest, hand-written account of exactly what I was feeling and thinking that first year of my self-exile. I knew instantly that these letters deserved to be in a book all of their own.

The letters are arranged in chronological order (although some of the letters I wrote during that time are still missing). I have changed the names of those involved to protect their privacy, and have edited the letters to be more presentable for public view (for instance, horrific grammar and spelling issues); I have tried my best to keep the letters as close to the original writings as possible.

This book is meant to accompany the first book in the Bangles Series: Bangles: My True Story of Escape, Adventure and Forgiveness.

As you read this book, you will discover never-before revealed details about me and my life. I was just as surprised when reading them again over twenty years after which they were penned. I am thankful to say that I have changed over the years, and have developed to become a better, less self-centered human being.

I hope that you enjoy this latest edition to the Bangles Series. For those who have not yet read Bangles: My True Story of Escape, Adventure and Forgiveness, I have added chapter one to the end of this book for enjoyment.

 

 

 

 

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