Bangles – My True Story of Escape, Adventure and Forgiveness.
In 1992, when Marsha Marie boarded a plane with her two small children and her second husband, Zain; they had one-way tickets to Pakistan and a plan. Their destination: Zain’s birthplace in the remote village of Kalu Kalan. Their reason: to escape the toxic influence of Marsha’s abusive ex-husband, David. Their goal: to join Zain’s relatives and live free from David’s domineering interference. Yet, when Zain unexpectedly decides to return to the States, leaving Marsha and the children behind with his family, all of these plans go up in smoke. Now immersed in an unfamiliar country, Marsha is forced to do what she knows best--adapt and survive. With the help of Zain’s family, Marsha assimilates to the local culture and creates a new existence for herself and her children. But more than twenty years later, Marsha can no longer escape her mother’s parting advice, “Never forget your identity.” Yearning to return to America, but knowing that she’s now considered a fugitive by the American government, Marsha is forced to make a difficult choice that will irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved. Told with heart and humor, Bangles is the amazing true story of Marsha Marie’s incredible journey towards inner strength that teaches us it’s never too late to come home.
About Marsha Marie (Phoenix, Arizona Author)
Marsha ‘Yasmine’ Marie has been a writer, human rights activist, English department head, English instructor, American accent trainer, communication lab designer, voice-over talent, blogger, administrative assistant and mom. Born in Ohio, raised in Arizona, and then lived and taught in Asia for over 20 years. She has now returned to Arizona and lives with her children. BANGLES is her self-publishing debut. Check out www.marshamarie.com for updates on upcoming titles in the BANGLES series.