Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini one of most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with more than ten million copies sold in the United States of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. His third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, was published on May 21, 2013. Hosseini is also 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 that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He lives in northern California. To learn more about his foundation, please visit www.khaledhosseini.org.
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The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world.

"Intensely moving. . .Powerfully evocative of the plight in which displaced populations find themselves."– Kirkus, STARRED Review
 
"Hosseini's story, aimed at readers of all ages, does not dwell on nightmarish fates; instead, its emotional power flows from the love of a father for his son."– Publishers Weekly, STARRED BOX Review


A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe.

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with more than fifty-five million copies of his novels sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
Efter nästan två år på topplistorna och med sju miljoner exemplar av Flyga drake sålda över hela världen, återkom Khaled Hosseini med Tusen strålande solar - en gripande berättelse om en oförsonlig tid, en osannolik vänskap och en kärlek större än livet självt. Ödet, krig och förlust för Mariam och Laila samman, två generationers kvinnor med olika syn på kärlek och familj. Bortgifta med samma man. Och medan de uthärdar det ständigt upptrappade våldet omkring dem, i hemmet såväl som på Kabuls gator, kommer de allt närmare varandra. De blir som systrar, som mamma och dotter för varandra, och deras starka vänskap kommer till sist att förändra inte bara deras liv, utan även den kommande generationens liv. Hosseini har samma driv i berättelsen som i Flyga drake, och Tusen strålande solar är en skildring av trettio år av Afghanistans historia och samtidigt en berättelse om familj, vänskap och kärlekens förlösande kraft. Med nästan plågsam spänning visar Hosseini hur en kvinnas kärlek till sin familj kan driva henne till heroiska självuppoffringar, och att det i slutändan är kärlek, eller kanske till och med minnet av kärlek, som är nyckeln till människans överlevnad. Khaled Hosseini är född 1965 i Kabul i Afghanistan, men sedan 1980 bosatt i usa. År 2006 mottog han fn:s flyktingkommissariats Humanitarian Award och utsågs även till U.S. Goodwill Envoy för samma kommissariat. Han bor i norra Kalifornien med sin fru och sina barn.  

Översättare: Johan Nilsson,
Omslagsformgivare: David Mann

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