So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...
Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled.
One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. 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.
A story of love, separation, friendship, compassion, exile, memory and the troubled history of Afghanistan, spanning three continents and sixty years ... Hosseini is a master storyteller * The Times *
Hosseini pulls off his usual - impressive - trick of breaking your heart and leaving you smiling * Daily Telegraph *
Hosseini digs deep and brings up diamonds * Independent on Sunday *
With profound depth and compassion, Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives * Mail on Sunday *
His most assured and emotionally gripping story yet ... A testament to his intimate knowledge of their inner lives, and to his power as an old-fashioned storyteller * New York Times *
The novel's poignant, bittersweet conclusion is will almost certainly bring tears to your eyes * Daily Mail *
The mountains echo with the voices and events from the past and the ripples extend outwards beyond the final page * Daily Express *
An absorbing read from a master storyteller * Financial Times *
An irresistible treasure trail ... A novel that will change how you judge yourself and others * Stylist *
And the Mountains Echoed charges its readers for the emotional particles they are, giving them what they want, with a narrative facility as great as any blockbusting author alive * Observer *
Number Of Pages: 480
Available: 23rd August 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 15.4 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1