And the Mountains Echoed spans more than a half century, intertwining stories from character's in a Kabul mansion and an Afghan village.
An Afghan villager gives his daughter to a wealthy couple for adoption without realizing how this will impact lives from the 1950s to the present day and from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco. The repercussions of Kabul being overtaken by the Taliban bears down on everyone even more.
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini's previous novels, were told from a single point of view. This time he links the narratives of many by blood or circumstance, offering insight into the souls of those affected by events.
Each section has a distinct worldview, ranging from a village boy who loses his sister to adoption to a shy stepmother with an awful secret to the adopted daughter/sister herself. As time goes on the story crosses the Atlantic and shares the experience of Afghans living as immigrants, building a new life while still missing home.
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