|Publisher:||Penguin Canada||Published:||September 18th 2018|
The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world.
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 the 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.
Khaled Hosseini will donate author proceeds from this book to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and to The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund life-saving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe.
To learn more about UNHCR, please visit: unhcr.org/Khaled-hosseini
To learn more about The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, please visit: khaledhosseinifoundation.org
KHALED HOSSEINI is one of the most widely read and beloved authors in the world. His New York Times bestselling novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed have sold more than fifty-five million copies worldwide. Hosseini is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California.
DAN WILLIAMS is a London-based artist whose illustrations accompanied an excerpt of A Thousand Splendid Suns in The Guardian when it was first published. His work has also appeared in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications.