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You want a story and I will tell you one Abdullah and his sister The mountains echoed live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters.

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Although his the mountains echoed instinct is to take his child home, the div asks him to pause and think where the boy will have a better life. Yes it is, Sebastian. What have I learned from this book? We the human race have mostly good intentions.

But we mostly do not follow through.

Khaled Hosseini on And the Mountains Echoed

We justify our actions. Or our lack of actions. We have an "out of sight, out of mind" way of thinking.

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It's a human flaw. The opening myth is a substance that permeates a network of tales, its meaning developing and diversifying across pages.

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A div, or the mountains echoed, draws a father into a terrible pact. The father can gift his favourite son a better life by giving the child away, never to see him again. I was told stories, as a child, by my grandmother, and my father as well.

Some of them featured Divs and Jinns.

I read, as a boy, parts of The Book of Kings, or the Shahnamah, which is one of the crowning jewels of the mountains echoed Persian literature, a work that tells the stories of great warriors, princes, kings, vengeful mythical creatures, etc. I dipped a bit into that world when I created the fable that opens And the mountains echoed Mountains Echoed.

You have introduced the world to life in Afghanistan through stunning descriptions and rich characters. How important is place to the stories you want to tell?

What do you want readers the mountains echoed take away about your homeland? My novels, by virtue of being set in modern day Afghanistan, touch on the toil and struggles of the last thirty plus years in that country. What the mountains echoed happened in Afghanistan has an impact on the lives of my characters, and so, in part at least, the writing of my novels has necessitated the writing of recent Afghan history as well, or at least enough of it to provide a credible world for my characters to inhabit.

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I lay no claim, it should be clear, to being a historian. So in my books, the intimate and personal have been intertwined inextricably with the broad and historical. The country's tortured past slowly has been a steady backdrop, though to a far lesser degree in And the Mountains Echoed.

The separation of the two siblings, Abdullah and Pari, is "the heart of the book". Abdullah, who is older and remembers Pari, agonizes over her loss for most of his life, while Pari is younger and able to forget her brother after losing him.

However, towards the end of the book, Pari is informed that she was adopted and that she has a brother, Abdullah; she locates him in the United States only to discover that he is suffering from Alzheimer's the mountains echoed and has forgotten her.

Hosseini stated, "The question is raised a number of times about whether memory is a blessing — something that safeguards in all the things that are dear to you — or is memory a curse — something that makes you relive the most painful parts the mountains echoed your life, the toil, the struggle, the sorrows.

So it is always these intense relationships that form under unexpected circumstances.



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