Darya grows up in an Afghan village in the 1850s under an overbearing father. After he brings home a second wife, he has a son he’s always wanted. But the second wife is not what she seems. She eventually leaves, but before she does, she curses Darya so no one will marry her.
Darya is forced to marry Shaliq from a Ghilzai tribe whose cruel treatment makes her flea. This leads to a long and dangerous journey Darya could never have dreamed of.