Khaled Hosseini, the celebrated author of best selling novels “The Kite Runner” which sold 38 million copies in 2003 and an equally resounding “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in 2007, will be launching his third book, “And the Mountains Echoed”, on May 21,2013. Riverhead Books, an imprint of the Penguin Group and the publisher of his first two novels is also the publisher of “And the Mountains Echoed.”
Millions of his fans who have read The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, will never forget the heartbreaking stories of the tragedy of war & oppression, loss of innocence, endearing human relationships and the reclamation of the human spirit against all odds in the conflict torn nation of Afghanistan.
Through Hosseini’s amazing craft of weaving emotion into words, he takes the reader into the lives of Amir & Hassan in “The Kite Runner,” Mariam & Laila in “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, until their lives become your own, and you find it hard to run away from the repurcussions of their tragic predicaments. Hosseini has that effect on his readers. Long after the book has been read and laid down, the story and the melancholy still lingers.
“And the Mountains Echoed” promises to have the same brilliant narrative as its predecessors. Says Hosseini, “I am forever drawn to family as a recurring central theme of my writing. My earlier novels were at heart tales of fatherhood and motherhood. My new novel is a multi-generational family story as well, this time revolving around brothers and sisters, and the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for each other. I am thrilled at the chance to share this book with my readers.”
Khaled Hosseini, in his novel, “And the Mountains Echoed” writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways that 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.
Meanwhile Riverhead Books has revealed that Khaled Hosseini will be on a massive 5 week , 40 event book tour to promote “And the Mountains Echoed.” The Book will be out on May 21st.
Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan born American, writer and physician. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1965. As the son of a diplomat, Hosseini’s family relocated to Paris in 1976 and later sought political asylum in the U.S, due to the political turmoil in Afghanistan during the 1980’s. He completed his education in the US and later graduated from San Diego Medical School and practiced medicine until 2004. After the stupendous success of “The Kite Runner” in 2006, he was named a goodwill envoy to the United Nations High Comission for Refugees. He had also founded the Khaled Hosseini Foundation to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
The Philanthropist behind the writer : Khaled Hosseini Foundation’s efforts on Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan:
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“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 Adbullah, 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.”
Hosseini fans who want to pre-order “And the Mountains Echoed”, can do so here : www.khaledhosseini.com