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Sea Prayer - Khaled Hosseini

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2018
ISBN: 9781526602718
Number Of Pages: 48

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A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short story for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations

'The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic - a distillation of his strengths' – Sunday Times

On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee.

When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.

Industry Reviews

"As moving as any of his novels ... For all its brevity packs a powerful punch"
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"Dan Williams's watercolours are a haunting companion to the contemplative and poetic story ... Opens up many powerful emotions about family, survival and childhood"
Observer

"The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic - a distillation of his strengths"
Sunday Times

ISBN: 9781526602718
ISBN-10: 1526602717
Audience: BAU
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 30th August 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 16.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32

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Khaled Hosseini

About the Author


Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, "The Kite Runner", was an international bestseller, published in forty countries.

Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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