And the Mountains Echoed


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Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Novels
Language: English
Published: August 23, 2018

Paperback

Origin: India
ISBN13: 9789384898083
ISBN10: 9384898082
Pages: 496
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 1.1 inches
Weight: 348 g

About the Book

So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. 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 heads 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, with profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways in which we help our loved ones in need, how the choices we make resonate through history and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.

From the backcover

"A story of love, separation, friendship, compassion, exile, memory and the troubled history of Afghanistan, spanning three continents and sixty years ... Hosseini is a master storyteller' -The Times

Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister knows what this fateful journey will bring them.

And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.

Powerful and haunting ... it is not easy to forget' Asian Age

"Hosseini pulls off his usual - impressive - trick of breaking
your heart and leaving you smiling'  Daily Telegraph

'Yet again proves that Khaled Hosseini is a master storyteller who knows his craft too well'  Pioneer

With profound depth and compassion, Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives'

Mail on Sunday