• De Kaboul à San Francisco, des années 70 à nos jours, une déchirante histoire d'amitié et de trahison, avec, en arrière-plan, la chronique tourmentée d'un pays dévasté : l'Afghanistan.
    Bien que frères de lait, Amir et Hassan ont grandi dans des mondes différents : le premier est le fils d'un riche commerçant, le second est le fils de leur serviteur. Inséparables, liés par une même passion, les deux garçons se vouent une amitié indéfectible. Mais ce lien va se briser à jamais. Alors que sous ses yeux Hassan subit une véritable ignominie, Amir reste pétrifié. Peur ? Lâcheté ? Honte ? Pris dans une terrible confusion des sentiments, il n'esquissera pas un geste pour sauver son ami.
    /> 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 téléphone. Mais ce moyen passe par une plongée au coeur de l'Afghanistan des talibans... et de son propre passé.
    Prix des lectrices de Elle 2006 Prix RFI-Témoin du monde 2006

  • Après l'immense succès des Cerfs-volants de Kaboul : le nouveau roman de Khaled Hosseini. Sur fond de chaos et de violence dans un Afghanistan déchiré par cinquante ans de conflits, l'histoire bouleversante de deux femmes dont les destins s'entremêlent, un chant d'amour poignant à une terre sacrifiée et à une ville : Kaboul.
    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 " ?

  • 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.

  • L'événement éditorial de l'année ! Après six ans d'attente, l'auteur-culte Khaled Hosseini nous revient avec une oeuvre passionnante, d'une ampleur et d'une intensité dramatique impressionnantes. Tour à tour déchirant, émouvant, provocant, un roman-fleuve sur l'amour, la mort, le sacrifice, le pardon, la rédemption, sur ces choix qui nous façonnent et dont l'écho continue de résonner dans nos vies. Dans le village de Shadbagh, Abdullah, dix ans, veille sur sa petite soeur Pari, trois ans. Entre les deux enfants, le lien est indéfectible, un amour si fort qu'il leur permet de supporter la disparition de leur mère, les absences de leur père en quête désespérée d'un travail et ces jours où la faim les tenaille. Mais un événement va venir distendre ce lien, un choix terrible qui modifiera à jamais le destin des deux jeunes vies, et de bien d'autres encore... Des années cinquante à nos jours, d'une petite cahute dans la campagne afghane aux demeures cossues de Kaboul, en passant par le Paris bohème des seventies et le San Francisco clinquant des années quatre-vingt, Hosseini le conteur nous emmène dans un voyage bouleversant, une flamboyante épopée à travers les grands drames de l'Histoire.

  • In Hosseini's unforgettable debut novel, The Kite Runner,
    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 an Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that
    his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
    In his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini
    begins his story with Mariam, who 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marwan, mon cher enfant, je contemple ton profil éclairé par la lune, tes cils que l'on dirait calligraphiés, tes paupières closes dans ton sommeil innocent. Et je te dis : « Donne-moi la main. Tout ira bien. »

  • 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.

  • The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.
    The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons-'their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
    A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

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