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A Thousand Splendid Suns ❴PDF❵ ✅ A Thousand Splendid Suns Author Khaled Hosseini – Thomashillier.co.uk 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— 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 A Thousand Epub / 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 372 pages
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Khaled Hosseini
  • English
  • 23 March 2016
  • 9781594489501

About the Author: Khaled Hosseini

Hosseini was born in Kabul Afghanistan in In Hosseini and his family moved to Iran where his father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran In Hosseini's family returned to Kabul and Hosseini's youngest brother was born A Thousand Epub / in July of that yearIn when Hosseini was years old Hosseini's father obtained a job in Paris France and moved the family there They were u.



10 thoughts on “A Thousand Splendid Suns

  1. Lucy Lucy says:

    For the last two months I have been putting off reading this book For starters I bought the book at an airport in Taiwan which meant it didn't have a due date which meant it took a backseat to many books that I didn't have the luxury of reading wheneverAdditionally because I've heard so much about this book already I almost didn't want to read it at all I've heard that it's depressing that it's not as good as The Kite Runner and that it's basically a novel about the brutal treatment of women in AfghanistanYou know when you read a book or see a film that has had great reviews and you finish feeling disappointed because it didn't live up to the hype? My experience reading this book was the complete opposite I loved it I didn't feel the message of the book was one of brutality or depression but of hope and the toughness of the human spiritThere are plenty of awful scenes to lend credence to its reputation While the story's time frame spans thirty years the main focus of the novel are two woman a generation apart whose lives cross as they become the wives of the same man Rasheed The elder Mariam was born to a servant woman out of wedlock and is raised in banishment ignorance and eventual rejection during the years the Afghani government was controlled by the communists She finds herself forced to marry a much older man after her mother commits suicide Laila fifteen years younger and raised by intellectual parents enters the marriage under much different circumstances Alone after a bomb destroys her home and kills her parents and pregnant by her childhood love who has fled the country she marries Rasheed in a desperate attempt to save her unborn childThe writing engrossed me Much like the Kite Runner Hosseini magically puts the reader in the city neighborhood and house of his characters Much to his credit I found myself torn between wanting to yell at Laila to hush up so that she'd avoid another beating and kicking Rasheed myself because he is a despicable bruteMariam one of the most tragic characters in literature makes this book what it is; a story of love and strenghth She who didn't have an easy day in her life allows herself to be touched by the love of Laila and her children In return she performs the ultimate act of love and saves a familyI appreciate Hosseini's portrayal of a part of the world that is under so much scrutiny lately Afghanistan and the city of Kabul where the story takes place have a long history of wars and occupations which result in a great chasm between different ethnic tribes Islam economic classes and gender Hosseini uses this novel to tell the story of Afghani women and the hardships that face them with each regime changeAs a woman I feel blessed to have been given confidence and opportunities I truly cannot imagine what it would be like to live under the conditions the women in this book live under I am grateful to be born to the family I was born to and in a country which allows me to live the kind of life I chooseMiram and Laila didn't have the opportunities or support that I have And yet they survived They endured and they reached out to others despite their circumstances In this Hosseini redeems all of Afghanistan by showing these two women's humanity He shows that in a place whose beauty was written about in a 17th century poem where One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs and the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls is a city that can become illuminated once again

  2. Anu Anu says:

    August 2007I was riding in a cab in Bombay recently and a bookseller on foot approached me at a traffic light with a stack of books I did my best not to look at the boy but I couldn't help it He was waving several books in my face and something caught my eye I thought my glance was discreet but he saw me look and it was game over The light turned green right then and the boy starts running with the cab yelling 'Memsahib Memsahib' We're picking up speed I'm so scared he's going to get his foot runover so I grab whatever I could from my wallet and somehow get it into his hands In return he tosses a random book at me through the window as he's getting further further away from the cab I look to see what I ended up with It was A Thousand Splendid Suns which I was planning on buying anyways The cab driver asked me how much I ended up giving the boy 'A hundred and fifty rupees' I said which is barely 4 The cab driver says in return 'You paid a hundred rupees too much' Hardly I thought to myself That boy worked his butt off The best part is because the book is bootlegged it's full of typos and random fonts Love it In case I ever discuss the book with you and my recollection of the story is completely different from what you read you'll know whyJanuary 2008Read the book on my way to Vietnam a few days ago Loved it although it was missing a few pages here and there Coincidentally the friend I'm traveling with brought the same book on our trip so I had access to the missing pages And another coincidence our Mekong Delta guide was carrying a copy of the Kite Runner We were like some sort of Hosseini fanclub floating down the Mekong in our longboathaha I have a few thoughts on this book I'll write them out in detail soon I'm heading back to Bombay in a few daysmaybe I'll run into another bookseller on foot

  3. Stephen Stephen says:

    Like diamonds and roses hidden under bomb rubble this is a story of intense beauty and strength buried under the surface of the cruel and capricious life imposed upon two Afghani women She remembered Nana saying once that each snowflake was a sigh heaved by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world That all the sighs drifted up the sky gathered into clouds then broke into tiny pieces that fell silently on the people below As a reminder of how people like us suffer she'd said How uietly we endure all that falls upon us Staggeringly beautiful and deep and rich and sad and frightening and infuriating There’s a lot I want to say about this book and so I cry your pardon if this review is a bit of a rambler You should definitely read this book I’ll probably repeat this again but I want to make sure I don’t forget to say it Buy the book and read it I love good historical fiction especially when set in places andor periods of which I am not very familiar Afghanistan certainly fit that description which makes me feel a significant amount of personal shame given how intertwined the country has been with the history of the US over the last 30 years That same time frame is also the primary focus of the novel so I feel like I got a real taste of the history of this mysterious time That said the historical events described in the novel are merely spice for the narrative and are clearly not the entrée at this literary feast However I would likely recommend this book for the historical component alone even if I didn’t like the rest of the noveloh but I did so much like the rest of the novel The story revolves around two women Mariam and Laila born 20 years apart but whose lives are intertwined through the events of the novel Mariam born in 1959 is the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy merchant named Jalil who has 3 wives and 9 “legitimate” children Mariam’s mother Nana was a servant in Jalil’s house whose affair with Jalil resulted in Mariam As you might expect the 3 wives were less than enthused and Nana and Mariam were forced to live on the outskirts of town making Nana a bitter often cruel person to Mariam The other main character is Laila born in 1978 who lives in the same area as Mariam Laila’s story begins with her close friendship with a boy named Tari who loses a leg to a Soviet land mine when he’s 5 years old Years later with Kabul under constant rocket attacks Laila’s family decides to leave the city During an emotional farewell Laila and Tari make love Later as her family is preparing to depart Kabul a rocket kills her parents and severely injures Laila I don’t want to spoil the plot by giving away too many details so let me just say that through a series of mostly tragic circumstances Mariam and Laila both end up married to a serious scumbag named Rasheed I want to clarify that last remark because I think it goes to the most chilling aspect of the novel for me One of the novel’s primary strengths is the bright light the author shines on the nasty way women are treated in countries like Afghanistan Now not being knowledgeable enough about the culture to make a well informed analysis I strongly suspect that the character of Rasheed while made somewhat worse for dramatic effect is close enough to what was “the norm” as to be positively sickening Thus when I say scumbag which I whole heartedly mean part of the emotional impact of Rasheed’s actions came from my not seeing them as cartoonish but as part of an “institutional evil” that was all too common Bottom line Rasheed is an ignorant mean spirited petty little pile of assbarf who will make even the most serene and passive reader feel like loading the45 with hollow points and performing a gunpowder enema on his sorry wretched chair cushion Anyway once Mariam and Laila find themselves together the story deepens as these two women slowly learn first to live with each other and later to depend upon each other as they face almost daily challenges mostly from their abusive husband She lived in fear of his shifting moods his volatile temperament his insistence on steering even mundane exchanges down a confrontational path that on occasion he would resolve with punches slaps kicks and sometimes try to make amends for with polluted apologies and sometimes not The lives of these women is an epic journey in every sense of the word and I felt like I was on a journey of my own as I road along with them While there is much of darkness and pain throughout the book Hosseini never allows the emotional tone of the story to descend in melodrama There is little self pity or wallowing in grief There is pain there is loss but there is no surrender Instead these women absorb tremendous blows both figuratively and literally and continue to live There is a great passage near the end of the book that I am going to hide with a spoiler because it reveals the final fate of one of the characters but it is simply a perfect summation of the strength and dignity that is the heart of this story view spoiler Mariam wished for so much in those final moments Yet as she closed her eyes it was not regret any longer but a sensation of abundant peace that washed over her She thought of her entry into this world the harami child of a lowly villager an unintended thing a pitiable regrettable accident A weed And yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had loved and been loved back She was leaving it as a friend a companion a guardian A mother A person of conseuence at last No It was not so bad Mariam thought that she should die this way Not so bad This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings hide spoiler

  4. Emily May Emily May says:

    It was a warm sunny day in Montenegro and I was about to set out on a boat trip I felt certain that a combination of sightseeing and the people I was with would keep me from having much time to read but I packed a book anyway just in case there was time for a chapter or two in between stops A Thousand Splendid Suns happened to be that book And at the end of the day when I staggered off that boat blinking at my sudden exposure to reality it wasn't because I'd been mesmerised by the stunning architecture and history lessons no it was because Hosseini stomped all over my heart I'm not even sure how I found enough hours in the day to take a boat trip around Montenegro and read this entire novel but somehow I finished this in the few hours I had simply because I had toMy initial reaction was a furious teary promise to myself that I would have to give this book five stars I think it's impossible for the mind to win a battle with the heart in that level of heat especially when you're used to English weather But afterwards I managed to reclaim some of my sense and sanity which is when I finally began to acknowledge this book's limitations For one thing I think it's extremely generous to place this book in the literary fiction category I am certainly no book snob give me a delicious page turner over some pretentious waffle any day but I find myself comparing A Thousand Splendid Suns to another book about a country and culture I was only vaguely familiar with The Poisonwood Bible a book which I also read on my trip The latter is a far complex ambitious work that brings something which to me felt entirely fresh and original Hosseini's story on the other hand is not groundbreaking and I recognise many of the scenes and characters from other booksWhat it is however is incredibly emotional sad uplifting infuriating and memorable It's lessons on the history of Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban might be basic but they are nothing if not compelling I came away feeling like I learned something What I did learn was truly horrifying it painted details into the very vague images I already had in my mind that I had gotten from various British newspapers But I also really liked the affection for his birth country that shines through Hosseini's story; his faith in the ultimate goodness of these people who witnessed society and order crumbling around themThe ultimate tragedy of this story for me is how everything could have been very different for Mariam and Laila if people had just acted a little faster stopped worrying about their pride a little earlier and trusted a little I really liked the range of emotions both women experienced and they way the author showed this I know some readers thought it was wrong for Mariam to be jealous of Laila at first but I actually really liked the complexity Rasheed may be a bastard but he was the only thing in the world that she had at that point and on some level it made sense to me that she would want to claim him for herselfWhile I believe Mariam and Laila experienced complex emotions and were well developed Rasheed did not get the same treatment a fact which I'm torn about On the one hand I think Rasheed would have been a better character if he'd been developed beyond him being the most villainous villain in all villaindom On the other hand I think Rasheed's evil personality offers an important distinction between him and Jalil and the other men one which is needed in a book that looks at the cruelties women suffer at the hands of men The difference between Rasheed and Jalil is important The latter is a man who acts badly because his behaviour is shaped by the society he lives in Rasheed on the other hand is a mean and violent brute who completely abuses the power handed to him as a man in this society These differences between Rasheed Jalil and the other men Tari Laila's dad etc show there is not one type of man in this society that wife beating is not simply a part of the culture that even in a patriarchal society you can choose what type of man you want to beI admit this is far from a perfect book but it is a good book It's a book that seems to swallow you whole but spit you back out in pieces And just to mention I keep intending to read The Kite Runner again because I think studying it at school ruined it for me but so far I much prefer A Thousand Splendid Suns

  5. Daniel Daniel says:

    It's apparently becoming something of a tradition for me to trash books that are not only widely loved and praised but were specifically recommended to me by friends Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splended Suns I'm sorry to say is going to get the same treatment Forgive me Rose Splendid Suns has been so widely read by this point I won't bother recounting the story and instead simply list my objections Hosseini seems incapable of creating characters with much depth to them EM Forster in Aspects of the Novel talks about books having round characters and flat characters with round ones being like people you'd encounter in the real world and flat ones being of caricatures used to move a book's story along The only character in Splendid Suns who approaches roundness and he's a relatively minor character is Mariam's father Jalil Everyone else is either a villain without any positive traits Rasheed or a hero who can do almost no wrong Laila Tari Mullah Faizullah Even when Hosseini is depicting a child who has every right to behave badly given his circumstances Zalmai he can't help but depict the child as almost evil The New York Times review of Splendid Suns said Hosseini creates characters who have the simplicity and primary colored emotions of people in a fairy tale or fable That's pretty generous of the New York Times I'd say Hosseini may not be able to create three dimensional characters While I appreciate Hosseini's attempt to teach a few decades of Afghan history a history few readers likely know in much detail grafting that history onto the story of one family makes for a rather creaky novel To impart the history Hosseini goes back and forth between giving the history through third person narration in Wikipedia like prose and putting it in his characers' mouths via dialogue dialogue often spoken to people who would already know the history As a result you sometimes get characters saying things like As you know the Taliban forces men to grow their beards long and women to wear burkas The cut and paste history lessons make the novel painful to read at times Hosseini routinely uses harami bastard and other words from the characters' native languages in his dialogue followed by the English translation apparently in an attempt to bring readers closer to the Afghan culture But it usually feels incredibly superficial especially when the words being used aren't foreign concepts but rather basic words brother sister and the like Hosseini and his editors also seem to forget about the trope and cut back on the use of the foreign words in the book's later chapters I wish they had done the same throughout the book The relationship between Mariam and Laila feels completely artificial Mariam's initial hate for and jealousy of Laila never feels remotely justified especially given how awful her husband Rasheed is anyhow and their coming together later feels rushed and unrealistic Even after they form a friendship they never seem to grow uite close enough to fully explain why Laila misses Mariam so much towards the novel's conclusion Hosseini fails to lay the groundwork needed to justify Laila's emotions in the novel's last chapters Almost the entire book is unrelentingly bleak Don't get me wrong I understand Afghanistan wasn't exactly Disneyland over the past few decades but I think there were lighthearted moments in the Book of Job than in Splendid Suns I don't mind reading a depressing novel but Jesus Reading Splendid Suns I kept thinking of that old workplace poster The beatings will continue until morale improvesI didn't completely hate Splendid Suns the story moved along nicely and it gave me a little insight into a culture I probably should know about but I don't think I'll be following this one with The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini probably doesn't need me as a reader though It seems he has plenty of fans

  6. Matthew Matthew says:

    AmazingHeart WrenchingImportantIn a world where people tend to make assumptions about people and places based on the news preconceived notions prejudice etc this book needs to be read I think a good portion of the American population hears “Afghanistan” and they think it is a country full or terrorists and unreasonable Muslim extremists who all band together to plot the downfall of anyone not like them A Thousand Splendid Suns shows the progression of life in Afghanistan from the Soviet takeover in 1980s through post 911 Taliban control All of this is through the eyes of two women trying to live a normal and peaceful life just like anyone in the world wants You will see that despite the extremists and unreasonable values of some most of the Afghani people are no different than you and meHosseini is a fantastic writer Not only is the story enthralling but the way he writes is engaging and easy to follow I was never bored or confused When I was not reading the book I was thinking about the book and could not wait to get back to it and find out what happens Sometimes you find the perfect book where the writing just falls into place with a click – that happened with this one While the story takes place far away and the life discussed unusual for me he made it very approachable and understandableThe characters were great The ones I was rooting for I was REALLY rooting for The ones that I despised I REALLY hated When I get this invested in the characters it is a sure sign of a great bookI will end with this warning while a great and interesting book it is at times difficult to read There are situations and scenarios that are upsetting and may trigger lots of emotion If you are extremely sensitive it may be difficult to make it through But if you can I think it will be worth it in the endIf you have not read this book yet I think you should give it a try The experience is very likely to be eye opening and maybe even life changing

  7. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan American author Khaled Hosseini It is his second following his bestselling 2003 debut The Kite Runner Mariam is an illegitimate child and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage Laila born a generation later is comparatively privileged during her youth until their lives intersect and she is also forced to accept a marriage proposal from Rasheed Mariam's husbandعنوانها یک «هزار خورشید درخشان»؛ دو «هزار آفتاب شکفت انگیز»؛ سه «هزار خورشید تابان»؛ چهار «هزاران خورشید تابان»؛ پنج «هزاران خورشید درخشان»؛ شش «هزاران خورشید فروزان»؛ هفت «هزار خورشید باشکوه»؛ هشت «هزار خورشید رخشان»؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه فوریه سال 2007میلادی و بار دیگر در ماه اکتبر سال 2008میلادیعنوان هزار خورشید درخشان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم بیتا کاظمی؛ تهران، باغ نو، 1386؛ در 461ص؛ شابک 9789647425384؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان افغانی امریکایی سده 21معنوان هزار خورشید رخشان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم زامیاد سعدوندیان؛ تهران، نگارستان کتاب، 1387؛ در 488ص؛ شابک 9789648155297؛ عنوان هزار خورشید تابان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم پریسا سلیمانزاده اردبیلی؛ زیبا گنجی؛ تهران، مروارید، 1386؛ در 451ص؛ شابک 9789648831879؛ چاپ دوم و سوم 1387؛ پنجم 1388؛ ششم 1389؛ عنوان هزار خورشید تابان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم آزاده شهپری؛ تهران، ماهابه، 1393؛ در 428ص؛ شابک 9786005205503؛ عنوان هزار خورشید تابان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم حمیدرضا بلوچ؛ تهران، به سخن، 1394؛ در 407ص؛ شابک 9786009484492؛ عنوان هزار خورشید باشکوه؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم ایرج مثال آذر؛ تهران، در دانش بهمن، 1386؛ در 464ص؛ شابک 9789641740070؛ چاپ دوم 1387؛عنوان هزار خورشید باشکوه؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم ناهید سلامی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1386؛ در 433ص؛ شابک 9789643623920؛ عنوان هزاران خورشید فروزان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم فیروزه مقدم عابدی؛ تهران، نشر تهران، 1389؛ در 487ص؛ شابک 9789642911158؛ عنوان هزاران خورشید درخشان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم سمیه گنجی؛ ساری، زهره، 1386؛ در 447ص؛ شابک 9789642981038؛ عنوان هزاران خورشید تابان؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم مژگان احمدی؛ تهران، بهزاد، 1389؛ در 320ص؛ شابک 9789642569939؛ عنوان هزاران آفتاب شگفت انگیز؛ نویسنده خالد حسینی؛ مترجم منیژه شیخ جوادی بهزاد؛ تهران، پیکان، 1386؛ در 432ص؛ شابک 9789643285623؛ نام و عنوان این کتاب از این بیت برگرفته شده «حساب مه جبینان لب بامش که میداند؟ دوصد خورشیدرو افتاده بر، هر پای دیوارش»؛ بیت را «صائب تبریزی» در وصف «کابل» سروده است؛نقل از متن کتاب «جلیل» با خنده برایش داستان «ملکه گوهرشاد» را تعریف میکرد، که مناره های مشهور «هرات» را در سده پانزدهم میلادی، به عنوان چکامه ای از عشق خود به آن دیار بنا کرده بود، او برایش، از «گندمزارهای سبز هرات»، و «باغهای میوه»، «تاکستانهایی که آبستن شاخه های پربار انگور» بودند، «بازارهای پر ازدحام و شلوغ با سقفهای بلند و محرابی شان» گفته بود؛ یک روز «جلیل» گفت «یک درخت پسته هست «مریم» جان، که زیر آن کسی جز «جامی»، شاعر بزرگ نخوابیده است»، پس از آن «جلیل» خم شد و زمزمه کرد «جامی پانصد سال پیش زندگی میکرد؛ بله؛ یکبار ترا به آنجا برده ام، پیش آن درخت، اما تو کوچک بودی و یادت نمیآید»؛ پایان نقل از متنهشدار اگر هنوز کتاب را نخوانده اید و میخواهید بخوانید از خوانش ادامه ی ریویو لطفا خودداری فرمایید؛نویسنده روایتی دردناک از زندگی دو زن هموطن خویش ارائه میدهد، روایتی که به گفته ی خود ایشان تنها گوشه ای از دردهای بی پایان زنان افغان را، به تصویر میکشد، زنان توانا و پاکدامنی که در دام دنیایی خشن، نازیبا و ضد زن گرفتار شده اند، دنیایی که حتی فرصتی اندک برای لذت بردن از زندگی را از آنها دریغ میکند، دنیایی که در آن آنها مجالی برای ارائه ی توانایی هاشان نمییابند و دنیایی که در آن زن تنهاترین و البته مظلومترین موجود است؛ اما آیا محکوم بودن به زندگی در چنین دنیایی توانسته امید را از دلهای این زنان برباید؟ این پرسشی است که «مریم» و «لیلا» شخصیتهای اصلی رمان به آن پاسخ منفی میدهندهزار خورشید تابان روایت زندگی دو زن است، «مریم» دختر نامشروع یک بازرگان افغان، و «لیلا» دختر نازپرورده ی یک روشنفکر افغان، دو زنی که به رغم آغازهای متفاوت، سرنوشتی مشترک پیدا میکنند، و هر کدام غمخوار غم دیگری میشوند؛ پس از مرگ مادر، «مریم» برای مدتی کوتاه به خانه پدرش میرود، پدری که او را از خود نمیداند؛ در ادامه، پدر برای رها شدن از دست این مهمان ناخوانده، او را به عقد مردی مسن درمیآورد، مردی که «مریم» در خانه ی او، تلخترین رنجها را تجربه میکند؛ در گوشه ای دیگر از این سرزمین، موشکی شلیک میشود و «لیلا» را که دختر یک روشنفکر افغان است، همخانه ی «مریم» میکند، «مریمی» که اندک اندک در حال از دست دادن امیدش به زندگی استاما ورود «لیلا» به زندگی «مریم» او را صاحب دختری میکند، که آرزویش را داشته است، و «مریم» انگیزه ی نوی برای زندگی مییابد، انگیزه ی رهانیدن «لیلا»، از سرنوشتی که به نظر همان سرنوشت «مریم» است؛ در سوی دیگر ماجرا، «لیلا» نیز که از آغوش پر مهر پدر و مادر خود محروم شده، به آغوش «مریمی» پناه میبرد که گویی به انتظارش نشسته بوده؛ از اینجا به بعد داستان به روایت مقاومتهای این دو زن در برابر خشونت «رشید» شوهرشان بدل میشود؛ اما نقطه ی اوج داستان، صحنه کشته شدن «رشید» توسط «مریم» است، آنجا که «مریم» زندگی «رشید» را میگیرد و از زندگی خودش میگذرد، تا به لیلا و فرزندانش زندگی ببخشد؛ «مریم» به زندان میافتد و سپس اعدام میشود، و «لیلا» به همراه عشق قدیمیش «طارق»، راه سرزمین همسایه، پاکستان را در پیش میگیرند، تا همراه با فرزندانش، جند روز آرامش را تجربه کندتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 01061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی

  8. Hend Hend says:

    I have never cried while reading a booklike I Did while reading this oneIt is the story of poor uneducated women who have to endure the hardships of life The horrors and terrors that a lot of women have gone through during certain period in Afghanistan the war torn country and the narration through the lives of two women Mariam and LailaGoing through All kinds of Physical abuse of hitting kicking and slapping brutal beating etcStruggling the cruel extremely sadistic Rasheed And suffering all kinds of violence and subjected to his shifting mood and volatile temperWitnessing the ugliness of war the fate of loved ones grieving for lost livesAnd sadly this is not exclusive to Afghan society only it is happening in many other countries The unhappy abusive marriages oppressive governments and repressive Cultural s It finds its echo in varying forms in differing degrees through the different time periods across the world The end of the novel give some hope in its last scene after all the violent accidents with Laila's pregnancy Kabul rebuilding and a loving family reunion “I know you're still young but I want you to understand and learn this now Marriage can wait education cannotAnd I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated No chance” Laila fulfilled her father’s dreams and he can rest in peace watching his brave daughter completing his path and teaching young Afghan children the true values and principles of Their social heritage and culture educating them how they could be good citizens in the futureIn this critical age when personalities are shaped And what they learn will stay with themAnd protecting them from falling in the hands of those who would mould them to absorb hatred violence and intolerance

  9. K K says:

    To my editorKhaled here As I was reviewing my final draft of “A Thousand Splendid Suns” some uestions occurred to me1 Could I make the characters any less complex? Despite my efforts I feel I haven’t fully achieved the one dimensionality my readers seemed to love in “The Kite Runner” Specifically I’m afraid I may have given Rassan one or two potentially sympathetic moments early on despite his overall abusive personality although I than make up for it I don’t know whether my readers can handle that level of complexity Fortunately aside from that minor lapse with Rassan I think I managed to keep my characters and their relationships pretty simplistic although there’s always room for improvement in that regard2 Do you think I included enough graphic violent scenes or should I add another ten or so?3 Are my characters stereotypical enough?4 Pretty clever the way I stuffed the facts of recent Afghani history into my characters’ dialogue whenever I could don’tcha think?5 Speaking of dialogue I’m wondering whether I can inject a little of my agenda into the characters’ conversation or introspection or maybe structure the plot around it a little Any ideas?6 Isn’t it great that Afghanistan is such a hot topic that mediocre writers like me can make a buck by pandering to people’s intellectual pretensions?With hopes for another bestseller Khaled

  10. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    This novel is about two wonderful brave intelligent and resolute women Mariam and Laila their optimistic dreams aspirations boundless love yet dehumanized in perilous merciless Afghanistan continually suffering degradation during the tumultuous years in the long sad history of that troubled war ravished nation Mariam born out of wedlock in Herat to a wealthy man lecherous Jalil and Nana she was a maid at his house he had already three wives and soon ten other children sent to an isolated hovel by a tiny village near the city to live out of sight the embarrassment with her mother The occasional visits by him were the highlight of Mariam's young life a devoted daughter with an uncaring father bitter Nana's endless recriminations against him made for an appalling situation At 15 the girl can no longer remain and flees to Jalil who she loves above everyone nevertheless he refuses to see taken back an awful tragedy materializes Married off to a shoemaker in Kabul the capital a big man almost thirty years older Rasheed with a propensity to put women in their place his wife must dress properly outside walk behind talk to him only when asked a virtual slave in the home her main duty is to give him sonsbut her numerous pregnancies do not go to fruition The ignorant hypercritical husband is always angry beatings and scoldings become commonLaila background is very different than Mariam from another generation born and raised in Kabul the bright student to loving parents the father a former teacher bookish timid and small dismissed by the communist government an emotional domineering mother with bouts of ennuidepression stays in bed many a day her two sons joined the Mujahideen but were killed by the Soviet invaders The war comes to the capital after the Russians leave warlords struggle for power starvation widespread horrendous crimes committed in the open shelling obliterated much of the city and the people thousands perished including Laila's parents in the future her teenage boyfriend Tari two years older escapes with his family to safety in Pakistan she refused to leave her father and mother still alive thenSoon alone in trouble Laila has to marry Rasheedhis wife Mariam had nursed the wounded Laila in their home It will be like before the evil commences the aging Rasheed's punching kicking slapping verbal abuse to both his wives they are cognizant of their lowly status only the son Zalmai is adored by him his daughterAziza hatedAn outstanding book about two remarkable women who endurethey will fight back someday

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