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Thousand Splendid Suns

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Product Type: Romance
Vendor: Keny Stationery

Author: Khaleed Hosseini
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  • Author : Khaleed Hosseini
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Press
  • Edition : 1st edition (1 January 2013)
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Romance
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In Khaled Hosseini's powerful and heart-wrenching novel, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," the narrative unfolds against the backdrop of Mariam's tumultuous life. At the tender age of fifteen, Mariam is thrust into an arranged marriage with Rasheed in Kabul. As the story spans nearly two decades, it intricately weaves a tale of resilience, friendship, and the indomitable strength of the human spirit.

The heart of the story lies in the unlikely bond that forms between Mariam and a local teenager named Laila. Their connection transcends the conventional boundaries of friendship, evolving into a relationship as profound as that between mother and daughter. Set against the challenging backdrop of a changing Afghanistan, where the oppressive rule of the Taliban engulfs the lives of its inhabitants, the characters face a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality, and pervasive fear.

The narrative artfully explores the transformative power of love, revealing how it can inspire individuals to act courageously and overcome the most daunting obstacles. As the characters navigate a world fraught with challenges, the story unfolds with a poignant exploration of love's ability to incite unexpected heroism and resilience in the face of adversity.

Khaled Hosseini's evocative storytelling illuminates the human experience in the midst of political turmoil and social upheaval. Through the lives of Mariam and Laila, readers are confronted with the harsh realities of survival, the enduring strength of the human spirit, and the redemptive power of love even in the darkest of times. "A Thousand Splendid Suns" stands as a testament to the profound impact of connections forged in the crucible of life's harshest trials.


From the Back Cover

 "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini is a heart-wrenching and beautifully rendered novel that unfolds against the backdrop of Afghanistan's tumultuous history. The narrative revolves around two women, Mariam and Laila, whose lives become intertwined through fate and the harrowing circumstances of war.

As the story progresses, readers are taken on an emotional journey through decades of political unrest, providing a poignant exploration of resilience, sacrifice, and the enduring power of friendship. Mariam, an illegitimate child, and Laila, a privileged beauty, find strength in their connection as they navigate the oppressive conditions imposed by a patriarchal society.

Hosseini's evocative prose paints a vivid picture of the challenges faced by these women, offering a glimpse into the harsh realities of life in Afghanistan. "A Thousand Splendid Suns" is a testament to the indomitable human spirit, capturing the beauty that can emerge from even the darkest of circumstances. This novel is a stirring portrayal of love and sisterhood, providing a deeply moving and unforgettable reading experience.


About the Author

Khaleed Hosseini:

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with over thirty eight million copies of his books sold in more than seventy countries. The Kite Runner was a major film and was a Book of the Decade, chosen by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian. A Thousand Splendid Suns was the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year in 2008. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 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.