• Dans les années 70 à Kaboul, le petit Amir, fils d'un riche commerçant pachtoun, partage son enfance avec son serviteur Hassan, jeune chiite condamné par sa race à exécuter les tâches les plus viles. Liés par une indéfectible passion pour les cerfs-volants, les garçons grandissent heureux dans une cité ouverte et accueillante. Ni la différence de leur condition ni les railleries des camarades n'entament leur amitié. Jusqu'au jour où Amir commet la pire des lâchetés...
    Été 2001. Réfugié depuis plusieurs années aux États-Unis, Amir reçoit un appel du Pakistan. « Il existe un moyen de te racheter », lui annonce la voix au bout du fil. Mais ce moyen passe par une plongée au coeur de l'Afghanistan des talibans... et de son propre passé.



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  • Forcée d'épouser un homme de trente ans son aîné, Mariam ne parvient pas à lui donner un fils. Après dix-huit années de soumission à cet homme brutal, elle doit endurer une nouvelle épreuve : l'arrivée sous son propre toit de Laila, une petite voisine de quartoze ans. Enceinte, Laila met au monde une fille. D'abord rongée par la jalousie, Mariam va finir par trouver une alliée en sa rivale. Toutes deux victimes de la violence et de la misogynie de leur mari, elles vont unir leur courage pour tenter de fuir l'Afghanistan. Mais parviendront-elles à s'arracher à cette terre afghane sacrifiée, et à leur ville, Kaboul, celle qui dissimulait autrefois derrière ses murs, "mille soleils splendides"?

  • Dans le village de Shadbagh, Abdullah, dix ans, veille sur sa petite soeur Pari, trois ans. Entre les deux enfants, le lien est indéfectible, un amour si fort qu'il leur permet de supporter la disparition de leur mère, les absences de leur père en quête désespérée d'un travail et ces jours où la faim les tenaille. Mais un événement va venir distendre ce lien, un choix terrible qui modifiera à jamais le destin des deux jeunes vies, et de bien d'autres encore...

    Après les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul et de Mille Soleils splendides, Khaled Hosseini nous emmène dans un voyage bouleversant, d'un village afghan des années 1950 à la Californie des années 2000, et signe une fresque familiale renversante d'émotion, d'une ampleur et d'une audace inouïes.

  • Sur une plage éclairée par la lune, un père syrien berce son fils endormi en attendant l'aube et l'arrivée d'un bateau. Il lui parle des longs étés de son enfance, de la ville de Homs telle qu'elle était avec ses ruelles bondées et son grand souk avant que le ciel se mette à cracher des bombes. Lorsque le soleil se lèvera, ils rassembleront leurs affaires, comme tous ceux autour d'eux, et embarqueront pour une traversée maritime périlleuse en quête d'un nouveau foyer.

    Dans ce livre illustré par Dan Williams, Khaled Hosseini rend hommage aux milliers de réfugiés qui prennent la mer pour fuir la guerre et les persécutions.

  • The kite runner

    Khaled Hosseini

    The number one bestseller, c hosen as a Book of the Decade by The Times , Daily Telegraph and Guardian 'Devastating' Daily Telegraph 'Heartbreaking' The Times 'Unforgettable' Isabel Allende 'Haunting' Independent Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

  • Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

  • Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.

  • Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son, in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day.

  • Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son, in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day.

  • The remarkable debut novel from Khaled Hosseini, now out in in a film tie-in edition

  • Sea prayer

    Khaled Hosseini

    NEW YORK TIMES bestseller An illustrated book on the refugee crisis that will break your heart in under 48 pages, from the #1 New York Times -bestselling author of The Kite Runner , A Thousand Splendid Suns , and And the Mountains Echoed . A meaningful read to gift this holiday season. '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.

  • So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...

    Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, 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. Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, with profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways that we help our loved ones in need, how the choices we make resonate through history, and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.

    Each of these signed, limited editions comes in a beautifully designed cloth-bound slipcase.

  • Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

  • Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son, in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day.

  • Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, incurring losses over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.

  • Marwan, mon cher enfant, je contemple ton profil éclairé par la lune, tes cils que l'on dirait calligraphiés, tes paupières closes dans ton sommeil innocent. Et je te dis : « Donne-moi la main. Tout ira bien. »

  • 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.

  • Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

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