A Thousand Splendid Suns (Paperback)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns (Paperback)

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Published: 23/08/2018
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From the author of The Kite Runner comes a heartfelt saga about Mariam and Laila, two Afghan women whose friendship shines with hope and humanity against the backdrop of war and destruction.

'Hosseini has done it again ... A Thousand Splendid Suns is a triumph. In Khaled Hosseini, Afghanistan has at last found a voice' - The Financial Times

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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526604750
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

In case you’re wondering whether A Thousand Splendid Suns is as good as The Kite Runner, here’s the answer: No. It’s better - Washington Post

A masterful narrative … He is a storyteller of dizzying power - Evening Standard

Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling - Daily Telegraph

A gripping tale … It is, too a powerful portrait of female suffering and endurance under the Taliban - Daily Mail

A beautifully crafted and disturbing story … As unforgettable as The Kite Runner, this novel places us in Afghanistan with an open heart - Isabel Allende

A heartfelt saga that encompasses romance and melodrama, personal and political intrigue, the onslaught of war and dispossession - Independent

If he cut his teeth by writing about his countrymen, it is the plight of Afghanistan’s women that has brought him to realise his full powers as a novelist - The Times

A Thousand Splendid Suns has all the particularity of a novel and all the force of a fable … It reads, in many ways, like an old-fashioned romance adventure - Mail on Sunday

Hosseini has done it again … A Thousand Splendid Suns is a triumph. In Khaled Hosseini, Afghanistan has at last found a voice - Financial Times

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“A Thousand Splendid Suns”

Beautifully written book which was hard to put down

Paperback edition
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“A Thousand Splendid Suns”

I am really sorry but I thought the Kite Runner was a far superior written book with a lot more depth and a very touching story. I really expected a book with much more depth. Kite Runner left me emotionally drained,... More

Paperback edition
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“A heart rending tale about women in Afghanistan”

This is a story about two women, a generation apart.

The first is Miriam, and illegitimate girl, who after the loss of her mother, is betrothed to Rasheed, a man 30 years older than her. He is cold and uncaring, and... More

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