• En Afghanistan et aux États-Unis, des années 70 à nos jours, un premier roman saisissant sur la relation entre un père et son fils, sur l´amitié et la trahison, la destinée et la rédemption.




    À Kaboul, dans les années 70. Bien que frères de lait et élevés au sein de la même propriété, Amir et Hassan ont grandi dans des mondes différents : le premier est le fils d´un riche commerçant, membre de l´élite pachtoune du pays, le second est fils de leur serviteur, issu de la minorité ethnique des Hazaras, méprisée de tous. Inséparables, liés par une même passion pour les cerfs-volants, les deux enfants se vouent une amitié indéfectible.
    Mais l´été de ses treize ans, alors qu´il désespère de gagner l´affection d´un père qu´il vénère et redoute à la fois, Amir commet la pire des trahisons : lors du combat de cerfs-volants organisé comme chaque hiver dans leur quartier, Amir abandonne Hassan à un sort tragique.
    Lorsque les Soviétiques envahissent le pays et qu´il fuit en Californie avec son père, Amir pense qu´une nouvelle vie s´ouvre à lui. Mais le souvenir d´Hassan le poursuit partout.
    Été 2001. Réfugié depuis plusieurs années aux États-Unis, Amir reçoit un appel du Pakistan. Il existe un moyen de te racheter, lui annonce la voix au bout du fil. Mais ce moyen passe par une plongée au coeur de l´Afghanistan des talibans... et de son propre passé.

  • Forcée d'épouser un homme de trente ans son aîné, Mariam ne parvient pas à lui donner un fils. Après dix-huit années de soumission à cet homme brutal, elle doit endurer une nouvelle épreuve : l'arrivée sous son propre toit de Laila, une petite voisine de quatorze ans. Enceinte, Laila met au monde une fille. D'abord rongée par la jalousie, Mariam va finir par trouver une alliée en sa rivale. Toutes deux victimes de la violence et de la misogynie de leur mari, elles vont unir leur courage pour tenter de fuir l'Afghanistan.Mais parviendront-elles jamais à s'arracher à cette terre afghane sacrifiée, et à leur ville, Kaboul, celle qui dissimulait autrefois derrière ses murs " mille soleils splendides " ?

  • Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

  • Après l'extraordinaire succès interplanétaire des Cerfs-volants de Kaboul et de Mille Soleils splendides, l'événement Khaled Hosseini. D'un village afghan des années 1950 à la Californie des années 2000, en passant par Kaboul sous les talibans, le Paris des seventies et une petite île perdue de l'archipel grec, une fresque familiale renversante d'émotion, d'une ampleur et d'une audace inouïes.
    En Afghanistan, des années 1950 à nos jours, mais aussi à Paris dans les années 1970, en Californie dans les années 2000 et sur une île grecque aujourd'hui.
    A Shadbagh, un minuscule village agricole, Abdullah, 10 ans, s'occupe de sa petite soeur Pari. Entre les deux enfants, le lien est indéfectible, ce qui leur permet d'oublier la mort de leur mère, les absences de leur père qui cherche désespérément du travail et ces jours où la faim les tenaille encore plus qu'à l'habitude.
    Un jour, leur père décide de partir pour Kaboul où l'oncle Nabi lui aurait trouvé un emploi et d'emmener Pari avec lui. Abdullah sent qu'il se trame quelque chose. Et de fait, leur père, préférant " couper un doigt pour sauver la main ", vend Pari à la riche famille pour laquelle travaille Nabi. Une séparation déchirante qui pèsera sur toute la vie d'Abdullah, même après son exil aux Etats-Unis.
    La petite Pari oublie et grandit à Paris où sa mère, Nila, trop libre pour la société afghane, s'est enfuie au milieu des années 50. Nabi est resté auprès de Suleiman, le mari de Nila, devenu handicapé suite à un AVC.
    Des années plus tard, bien après la chute des Talibans, Abdullah n'a pas oublié Pari qui, elle, n'a jamais pu combler une sensation de vide, comme s'il lui manquait quelque chose d'indispensable, dont elle ignorait tout...

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  • From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns A Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.
    And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.

  • Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world. His novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. Now, six years after A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted at #1, spending fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 and nearly a full year on the hardcover list, Hosseini returns with a book that is broader in scope and setting than anything he's ever written before. A multigenerational-family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it is an emotional, provocative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. With profound wisdom, insight and compassion, Hosseini demonstrates once again his deeply felt understanding of the bonds that define us and shape our lives--and of what it means to be human.

  • After more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, 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.

  • An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.
    Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe-'from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos-'the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

  • After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.
    Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.
    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.
    A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

  • Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

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