'Kite Runner' author Khaled Hosseini will release a new novel this spring(Read article summary)
Khaled Hosseini's novel 'And the Mountains Echoed' will focus on the relationship between siblings.
The book, which will be titled “And the Mountains Echoed,” will focus on family, a theme Hosseini said he is continuing from his two previous bestsellers “Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.”
“My new novel is a multi-generational family story as well, this time revolving around brothers and sisters, and the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for each other,” Hosseini said in a statement.
Hosseini’s first book, “The Kite Runner,” came out in 2003, and his follow-up, “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” was released in 2007. Both focused on citizens of Afghanistan, were well-received critically and sold millions of copies. “The Kite Runner” was adapted into a 2007 film starring actor Khalid Abdalla which received mixed reviews; “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is set to be turned into a film by Columbia Pictures in 2015, with “Schindler’s List” screenwriter Steven Zaillian set to write the screenplay and direct.
“And the Mountains Echoed” will come out May 21.