And The Mountains Echoed


Title: And the mountain resounded

Author: Khalid Hosseini

Translator: Behnaz Piadeh

Publisher: The Contemporary Way

Subject: American stories, Afghan stories

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 368

Language: Farsi



And The Mountains Echoed: I take the chair across the room and sit by my mother’s bed. Now that my eyes are used to the darkness, when I look at him, I feel something fall inside me. I am shocked to see my mother so broken and wrinkled. Her floral pajamas are loose for her slender shoulders and flat breasts. I do not care how he sleeps. With that open mouth, he seems to be tasting a sour dream …

First Chapter. Fall 1952
Well then your heart wants a story, I will tell you, but only one. So do not make excuses! Perry is late. We have a long journey ahead of us tomorrow. You should sleep well tonight. Abdullah, you too. My son, now that your sister Bar and Bandil have closed the trip, my only encouragement is to you. I leave your mother to you.

Well, that’s our story. Listen, both of you, listen well and do not jump between words.
There was one, there was not one, once demons, giants and goblins roamed our land, a farmer named Baba Ayub lived with his family in a small village called Green Square. Baba Ayub had a large family and had to feed them.

The nights were exhausting. God lives every day, from the rooster crowing in the morning until sunset. He plowed the soil of his field and turned it over and reached his barren pistachio trees. Adam, at any moment he wished, could find him on his farm, with his back bent and his back arched like a sickle swinging in the air every day.

His hands were always calloused and bloody, and every night, before his head reached the pillow, sleep deprived him of his eyes.
Of course, only Baba Ayub did not have this situation. Life in Green Square did not please any of its residents. To the north and in the heart of the valleys, there were villages that were fortunate and had fruit trees, flowers, pleasant weather and streams of cool and refreshing water.
But the green square was ruined and abandoned and bore no resemblance to its name, and even the idea that this was once a green land did not occur to anyone. The village was lying in the heart of a flat, dirt plain and surrounded by rugged mountain ranges.

The hot wind of the desert, which did not stop and dust settled in the eyes. Finding water was a daily struggle, as even the deepest wells in the village had dried up. Needless to say, there was a river nearby, but

In fact, this book by Khalid Hosseini also addresses the issues and problems of the people and society of Afghanistan.
Abdullah and his sister Perry live with their grandparents. They are in a small village called Shad Bagh. Their father is a worker who struggles with extreme poverty.

Abdullah is a brother to his sister and even sells his shoes for one of Perry’s wishes. One day, Abdullah and Peri go to the desert with their father to go to Kabul, but the fate and destiny of the two separate them. Abdullah will never forget Perry until after leaving behind many political and social issues, he leaves California and there… ..

In this book, Khalid Hosseini is passing through generations and continents. From Kabul to Paris San Francisco Greek Islands and سفر

In fact, in this book, he teaches us to help those around us with deep thinking, love and interest.
Author: Khalid Hosseini, born March 4, 1965 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

He was born to a Tajik father and a Pashtun mother.

He is best known for his novel The Kite and the Thousand Suns, and finally his latest novel, The Mountain, resonated.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology. He has been studying internal medicine since 1996. He is married and has 1 daughter and 1 son.

Who was Khalid Hosseini?
Khaled Hosseini Khaled Hosseini was born on March 4, 1965 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is one of the most popular authors in the world, whose works have been sold more than fifty-five million times in 70 countries. He publishes his stories in English. “The Kite Runner” is one of his most prominent works.

Family and education
Khalid Hosseini grew up in his native Afghanistan in Kabul. His father was a diplomat and his mother a high school teacher. In 1976, he moved to Paris with his parents to work for his father at the Afghan embassy.

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 made it impossible for the Husseini family to return to Afghanistan, and they settled in California after seeking asylum in the United States. He entered the University of Santa Clara to study biology, and in 1989 began his medical studies at the University of California, San Diego. After 3 years, he started working as a medical intern.

Khalid’s ups and downs
Khalid was born to a Tajik father and a Pashtun mother. His father was an employee of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and his mother was a high school Persian literature teacher. He spent his childhood in Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood of Kabul; The place where the main character of the story “Kite Runner” lived.

Khalid Hosseini has lived in France, Iran and the United States because of his father’s job. Khalid’s life was directly influenced by the political developments in Afghanistan due to his father’s job.

His family applied for asylum in the United States after the Communist Party coup and the Soviet occupation of the country. In an interview, he referred to the horror that had arisen in their family from the communists’ approach.

The US government accepted their asylum application and they settled in San Jose. Khalid describes the experience of entering a culture different from his living environment as a “culture shock”, but emigration easily resolved him. He entered university very early and began his studies in biology.

From medicine to writing
After graduating, Khalid entered the medical school in biology. From 1993 to a year and a half after the publication of The Kite, he worked as an internal medicine specialist; A Doctor Who Probably Never Thought The publication of his first book was so successful that he persuaded him to give up medicine. Nevertheless, the world of literature was more fascinating than the world of diseases and treatments.

Khalid, who inherited his literary talent from his mother, had amazing success in his first writing experience.

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