Introducing the luxurious limited edition Khaled Hosseini boxed set. Both bestselling novels are cloth-bound, numbered and signed by the author. In Hosseini's unforgettable debut novel, The Kite Runner, 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 an Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption. In his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini begins his story with Mariam, who 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.
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'Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling' Daily Telegraph 'He is a storyteller of dizzying power' Evening Standard 'The shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini a rich and soul- searching narrative a sharp, unforgettable taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by Afghanis as their country buckled' Observer on The Kite RunnerBook Description:
A beautifully packaged box set of A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner
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Book Description Bloomsbury, London, 2008. Cloth and Boards. Book Condition: New. Limited Numbered Slipcased Edition. A beautiful First Limited Edition set of the author's highly acclaimed works, "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns, " each volume signed by the author and numbered (unknown) of 1500 limited edition sets available world-wide. In the original shrinkwrap. Two volumes in Fine, unread condition bound in bright yellow and red cloth with gilt motifs and page edges and enclosed in a matching slipcase. A successful novel and major motion picture, Hosseini's debut novel "The Kite Runner" weaves a complex tale of friendship and tragedy in Afghanistan. Over five years on the New York Times bestseller list, it has been published in 42 different languages. His second novel, "A Thousand Splendid Suns" tells the incredible tale of life under the Taliban rule. This book went back to press almost daily its first week on sale, building to 1,255,000 copies in print in the U.S. Rolling into its second week, the book continued to fly out of stores, with another 150,000 more copies printed. The current in-print total for hardcover copies of "A Thousand Splendid Suns" is over 2,000,000. [from the publisher). A lovely set for any collector's library. Bookseller Inventory # 3748
Book Description Bloomsbury Press, London, 2008. Stamped Cloth. Book Condition: NEW. Limited ed. Two book set, signed by the author. Limited to 1500 copies. In original slipcase, sealed in plastic wrap. Bookseller Inventory # 22718