And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at HOSSEINI
Plot Summary : Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father, Saboor, and stepmother in the village of Shadbagh. Work is in short supply and they struggle through poverty and brutal winters. To Abdullah, Pari is everything: more like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her. At night they sleep together in their cot, their limbs tangled.
One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father, having no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand.
Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, with profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways that we help our loved ones in need, how the choices we make resonate through history, and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us. (Source : Fantastic Fiction)
Review : I really enjoyed this book as Hosseini’s writing style is elegant and beautiful. He brings beauty to a country that has been consumed by war and violence for so many years and I learn a little more about the culture every time.
Reviewed by : Carolyn