Thursday, May 02, 2013

Bloomsbury to launch Hosseini’s And The Mountains Echoed on May 21


May be, the book you were waiting for in 2013 is here, almost. Bloomsbury is all set to launch Khaled Hosseini’s And The Mountains Echoed on May 21.

Hosseini on Thursday told us that And The Mountains Echoed has been in writing for the last six years. Says Hosseini: “My earlier novels were, at heart, tales of fatherhood and motherhood. My new novel is a multi-generational family story as well, this time revolving around brothers and sisters, and the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honour and sacrifice for each other.’

Hosseini is the author of international bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, which the publisher claims to have been sold over 38 million copies worldwide.

Alexandra Pringle, editor-in-chief, Bloomsbury, who acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) of the novel from David Grossman, said everyone at Bloomsbury in the UK, Australia, India, Ireland and throughout our export territories was thrilled to be publishing And the Mountains Echoed. Pringle said: “Khaled has written a big book in every sense of the word. He has told half a century of history, of a land and a people, through so many different characters, all of whom the reader loves and cares for. It is Khaled’s incredible gift to make us care that much, to give us the gift of understanding, to leave us feeling so enriched but also bereft at having to leave those people behind.”

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