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A Thousand Splendid Suns

After the success of The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini has come back with the A Thousand Splendid Suns.

books Updated: May 21, 2012 15:17 IST

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9780747582977
Format: Paperback
Price: £5.99

Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to marry the troubled and bitter Rasheed, who is thirty years her senior. Nearly two decades later, in a climate of growing unrest, tragedy strikes fifteen-year old Laila, who must leave her home and join Mariam's unhappy household.

Laila and Mariam are to find consolation in each other, their friendship to grow as deep as the bond between sisters, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter.

While the passing of time comes Taliban rule over Afghanistan, the streets of Kabul loud with the sound of gunfire and bombs, life a desparate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear, the women's endurance tested beyond their worst imaginings.

Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism. In the end it is love that triumphs over death and destruction.

A Thousand Splendid Suns is an unforgettable portrait of a wounded country and a deeply moving story of family and friendship. It is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely bond and an indestructible love.

First Published: Jun 04, 2007 16:55 IST