A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/03/2013

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Text in Arabic. Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism. The sense of longing evoked in Khaled Hosseinis novel is compelling and universal: the passionate search for love, family, home, acceptance, a healthy society, and a promising future, regardless of the obstacles. This novel transcends boundaries and illuminates the people and culture of a region that has been reluctantly thrust into the international spotlight.
ISBN:
9789992194065
9789992194065
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-03-2013
Language:
Arabic
Publisher:
Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press
Country of origin:
Qatar
Pages:
544
Dimensions (mm):
200x130x33mm
Weight:
0.43kg
Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved authors. His novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed have sold over 55 million copies all over the world.

Hosseini is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California

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