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 ThemPropelled 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 Front Flap
Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965 In 1970 Hosseini and his family moved to Iran where his father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran In 1973 Hosseini s family returned to Kabul, and Hosseini s youngest brother was born in July of that year.In 1976, when Hosseini was 11 years old, Hosseini s father obtained a job in Paris, France, and moved the family there They were unable to return to Afghanistan because of the Saur Revolution in which the PDPA communist party seized power through a bloody coup in April 1978 Instead, a year after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in 1980 they sought political asylum in the United States and made their residence in San Jose, California.Hosseini graduated from Independence High School in San Jose in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor s degree in biology in 1988 The following year, he entered the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D in 1993 He completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1996 He practiced medicine for over ten years, until a year and a half after the release of The Kite Runner.Hosseini is currently a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR He has been working to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan through the Khaled Hosseini Foundation The concept for the foundation was inspired by the trip to Afghanistan that Hosseini made in 2007 with UNHCR.He lives in Northern California with his wife, Roya, and their two children Harris and Farah.
- 372 pages
- A Thousand Splendid Suns
- Khaled Hosseini
- 13 November 2018 Khaled Hosseini