Sea prayer

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NEW YORK TIMES bestseller An illustrated book on the refugee crisis that will break your heart in under 48 pages, from the #1 New York Times -bestselling author of The Kite Runner , A Thousand Splendid Suns , and And the Mountains Echoed . A meaningful read to gift this holiday season. 'Intensely moving. . .Powerfully evocative of the plight in which displaced populations find themselves.' Kirkus, STARRED Review 'Hosseini's story, aimed at readers of all ages, does not dwell on nightmarish fates; instead, its emotional power flows from the love of a father for his son.' Publishers Weekly, STARRED BOX Review A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with more than fifty-five million copies of his novels sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

  • Auteur(s)

    Khaled Hosseini

  • Éditeur

    Penguin Us

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  • Poids

    314 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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Khaled Hosseini

  • Naissance : 1-1-1965
  • Age : 59 ans
  • Pays : Etats-unis
  • Langue : Anglais (etats-unis)

Khaled Hosseini est né à Kaboul, en Afghanistan, en 1965. Fils de diplomate, il a obtenu avec sa famille le droit d'asile aux États-Unis en 1980. Son premier roman, Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul, a bénéficié d'un extraordinaire bouche à oreille. Acclamé par la critique, il est resté de nombreuses semaines en tête des listes aux États-Unis, où il est devenu un livre-culte. Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul a reçu le prix RFI en 2006.