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A thousand splendid suns

By: Hosseini, Khaled

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9992194065 / 9789992194065
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14/03/2013
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20 cm 432 p.
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Quiz No: 212546, Points 16.00, Book Level 5.40,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

Text in Arabic. Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed.

Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter.

When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear.

Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

The sense of longing evoked in Khaled Hosseinis novel is compelling and universal: the passionate search for love, family, home, acceptance, a healthy society, and a promising future, regardless of the obstacles.

This novel transcends boundaries and illuminates the people and culture of a region that has been reluctantly thrust into the international spotlight.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation

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