And The Mountains Echoed

And The Mountains Echoed

Paperback | June 3, 2014

byKhaled Hosseini

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It begins in 1952. Ten-year-old Abdullah and his younger sister, Pari, are everything to each other. What happens to them, at the despairing hand of their father, will test the unshakable bonds of family and irrevocably change not just their own lives, but those of multiple generations.

In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Khaled Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honour, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek Island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

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 It begins in 1952. Ten-year-old Abdullah and his younger sister, Pari, are everything to each other. What happens to them, at the despairing hand of their father, will test the unshakable bonds of family and irrevocably change not just their own lives, but those of multiple generations. In this tale revolving around not just parent...

Khaled Hosseini is one of most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with more than ten million copies sold in the United States of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.99 × 5.16 × 0.93 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143188526

ISBN - 13:9780143188520

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“There is a gripping story at the heart of And the Mountains Echoed…Hosseini’s grip is unbreakable, and he imparts lavish detail without larding us in self-consciously writerly prose…Hosseini is generous with his descriptive flair, giving each of his characters, even the least consequential ones, heft that makes them feel three-dimensional. He can also paint everyday life so vividly that we feel the sun on our neck…if you’re game for a journey, And the Mountains Echoed offers a very scenic trip.” - Toronto Star“[Hosseini’s] most assured and emotionally gripping story yet . . . Hosseini’s narrative gifts have deepened over the years. . . . [And the Mountains Echoed] grapples with many of the same themes that crisscross his early novels: the relationship between parents and children, and the ways the past can haunt the present. And it shares a similar penchant for mapping terrain midway between the boldly colored world of fable and the more shadowy, shaded world of realism… [W]e finish this novel with an intimate understanding of who his characters are and how they’ve defined themselves over the years through the choices they have made between duty and freedom, familial responsibilities and independence, loyalty to home and exile abroad… a deeply affecting choral work… a testament both to his intimate knowledge of their inner lives, and to his power as an old-fashioned storyteller." - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times“Part of Hosseini's effectiveness as a storyteller is the way he draws on universal signifiers of myth and symbol…In mining such truths about human experience, Hosseini digs deep and brings up diamonds.” - The Independant“I’m not an easy touch when it comes to novels, but Hosseini’s new book had tears dropping from my eyes by Page 45…It’s hard to do justice to a novel this rich in a short review. There are a dozen things I still want to say — about the rhyming pairs of characters, the echoing situations, the varied takes on honesty, loneliness, beauty and poverty, the transformation of emotions into physical ailments. Instead, I’ll just add this: Send Hosseini up the bestseller list again.” - Washington Post“And the Mountains Echoed opens like a thunderclap…Hosseini asks good, hard questions about the limits of love…Love, Hosseini seems to say, is the great leveller, cutting through language, class and identity. No one in this gripping novel is immune to its impact.” - O Magazine"Hosseini weaves a complex pattern of interlinked lives like a finely knotted carpet. Time slips back and forward, as readers move into the lives of the characters and each character leaves a mark on our hearts. Even as it captures the sadness and regret that engulfs its characters' lives, Hosseini's storytelling is filled with love and joy and a deep sense of hope. And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving elegy to what might have been." - The Globe and Mail