A Thousand Splendid Suns


A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years – from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding – that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms.

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
  • Author: Khaled Hosseini
  • ISBN: 9781408844441
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Language: English

A Thousand Splendid Suns – 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.

‘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)

‘Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be as moved’ (Glamour)

‘A masterful narrative … He is a storyteller of dizzying power’ (Evening Standard)

‘Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling’ (Daily Telegraph)

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