Translated from English by Lali Kushitashvili
Published in 2013 by the bestselling author, the novel can be regarded as a book of contrasts. In an attempt to portray the conflicting, double-nature of humans, this time the story goes beyond Afghanistan and America and develops in a range of countries. This is a novel about the passions, interests and fate of modern humans, their losses and how difficult the road is that leads towards compensating these.
With the help of numerous characters Khaled Hosseini depicts the varied yet precise picture of the 21st century. Rivalry between family members, new relationships, life of the disabled people and those caring after them, stories of the refugees, immigrants and travellers – these and other current themes as well as dramatic stories make it a book that is read in a single breath.