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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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“A Thousand Splendid Suns” is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini, the acclaimed Afghan-American author known for his best-selling book “The Kite Runner.” Published in 2007, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” became another international success, captivating readers with its poignant storytelling and exploration of Afghan history and society.

The novel is set against the backdrop of tumultuous events in Afghanistan, spanning several decades from the 1960s to the early 2000s. It follows the intertwined lives of two women, Mariam and Laila, who come from different generations and backgrounds but are brought together by fate.

Mariam is a harami, an illegitimate child, living in a small village outside of Kabul. Raised by her bitter and distant mother, she grows up longing for her father’s love and societal acceptance. Eventually, Mariam is forced into a loveless marriage with Rasheed, a much older and abusive man.

Laila, on the other hand, grows up in Kabul as a hopeful and ambitious young girl. Her dreams are shattered by the horrors of war when her family is torn apart, leaving her alone and vulnerable. Laila becomes Rasheed’s second wife, joining Mariam in an oppressive and brutal household.

As Mariam and Laila’s lives intertwine, their relationship evolves from initial distrust and rivalry to a deep bond of friendship and support. Together, they navigate the harsh realities of life under the oppressive rule of the Taliban, enduring domestic violence, loss, and the struggle for survival.

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” explores themes of love, resilience, sacrifice, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. It provides a powerful portrayal of the lives of Afghan women and the challenges they face in a patriarchal society plagued by war and oppression.

Hosseini’s evocative writing captures the beauty, pain, and complexities of Afghanistan, bringing the country’s rich culture and history to life. The novel not only sheds light on the personal struggles of its characters but also reflects the broader socio-political context of Afghanistan during different periods, including the Soviet invasion, the civil war, and the rise of the Taliban.

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” has been widely praised for its compelling narrative, vivid characterization, and emotional depth. It offers readers a window into the lives of Afghan women and the resilience they display in the face of extraordinary challenges. The book has received critical acclaim and has resonated with readers around the world, further solidifying Khaled Hosseini’s reputation as a masterful storyteller.

45 reviews for A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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  3. Raja Ram Pandian (Verified Purchase)

    Superb novel, came in superb condition.

  4. FAROOQ MIR (Verified Purchase)

    Book was good but charging Rs 20 for cash on delivery is not fair. No other site does that.

  5. Akshay Pandit (Verified Purchase)

    Little expensive but its a genuine edition which is difficult to find these days as most websites are selling counterfeit copies of Khaled Hosseini books.

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