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And the Mountains Echoed

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by Khaled Hosseini
Publication Date: 21/05/2013
5/5 Rating 4 Reviews
So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled. One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand. Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, and how the choices we make resonate through history.
Contemporary fiction
Publication Date:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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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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    And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini is one of those books which moves me. There is a lyrical quality about the prose which I love, and the story is epic. Some years ago I read The Kite Runner written by this author and was very impressed and I will certainly be reading the third of his books, A Thousand Splendid Suns. What a treat! I highly recommend this book.

  • Hosseini delivers another captivating story.

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    Khaled Hosseinis third novel And the Mountains Echoed begins in the early 1950s in Shadbagh, Afghanistan in the home of brother and sister, Abdullah and Pari, who are extremely close. As the direct consequence of a heartbreaking decision made by their father, Saboor, their lives are irrevocably altered. Hosseini has a remarkable ability for expressing the body and its frailty, vulnerability and capacity for both tenderness and violence. His cross generational and geographical style adds to the already overwhelming nature of his stories, namely the long reaching ramifications of the decisions and actions made in the past on family members in the future. This story is bittersweet and at times difficult to read, but the themes of loyalty, friendship, unrequited love, longing and loss make it very memorable.

  • An outstanding book.

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    Yet another epic tale from Khaled Hosseini who always manages to paint such a beautiful picture of the landscape and humble lives led by his characters. This book will have you enraptured as you are catapulted from tragedy to happiness in mere pages. As always the characters are portrayed in vibrant colour and depth and speak to all ages as we remember the bonds with our family from being a child to an adult.

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