A Thousand Splendid Suns
Written by Khaled Hosseini
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This story follows the lives of two women in Afghanistan who are a generation apart and have had led quite different lives but by a twist of fate end up married to the same man. This is a novel about friendship and strength of character and is a compelling read.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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'
'Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be as moved'
'A masterful narrative ... He is a storyteller of dizzying power'
'Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling'
About the Author
More books by Khaled Hosseini
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
12th January 2008
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