A Thousand Splendid Suns (Compact Disc)

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“A Thousand Splendid Suns, from the author of The Kite Runner, is a revealing story of the plight of two Afghan women, brought together by loss and war, both of whom you will come to love.”
— Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC


After more than two years on the bestseller lists, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance.

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. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini est ne a Kaboul, en Afghanistan, en 1965. Fils de diplomate, il a obtenu avec sa famille le droit d asile aux Etats-Unis en 1980. Son premier roman, "Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul" (Belfond, 2005), a connu un succes phenomenal dans le monde entier et est devenu un livre-culte. Deux ans plus tard, son roman "Mille soleils splendides" l a installe definitivement au sommet de la litterature internationale.Apres une attente febrile de six ans, la parution de son troisieme roman, "Ainsi resonne l echo infini des montagnes", a ete saluee dans de nombreux pays comme un des plus grands evenements editoriaux recents.

Atossa Leoni has been working internationally in film, television and theater since childhood. Of Afghan and Iranian descent, she was born and raised in Europe and has been living in California for the past decade. Atossa played the female lead "Soraya" in Marc Forster's film ""The Kite Runner"" based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442364196
ISBN-10: 144236419X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: May 21st, 2013
Language: English