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About The Book
A heart-wrenching story from the international bestselling author of The Kite RunnerOn a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break anda boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recallinghis grandfather s house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating ofhis grandmother s goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, thebustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the daysbefore the sky spat bombs and they had to flee.
When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions andembark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.
About The Author
Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, withover 55 million copies of his books sold in more than 70 countries. The Kite Runnerwas a major film and was a Book of the Decade, chosen by The Times, Daily Telegraphand Guardian. A Thousand Splendid Suns was the Richard & Judy Best Read of theYear in 2008. And the Mountains Echoed was chosen for the Richard & Judy SummerBook Club in 2014, and readers voted it as their favourite of all the titles. Hosseini isalso a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNRefugee Agency and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profitorganisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. Hewas born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California. khaledhosseini.com@khaledhosseini
Dan Williams is a London-based artist whose illustrations accompanied an extract of AThousand Splendid Suns in the Guardian when it was first published 15 years ago. Hiswork has also appeared in National Geographic, Rolling Stone and the Wall StreetJournal, amongst many other publications. dan-williams.net