Press ReleaseBloomsbury has acquired Khaled Hosseini's new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, to be published on 21 May 2013.
Khaled Hosseini's previous two novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, were both international number 1 bestsellers and have sold over 38 million copies worldwide.
Six years in the writing, Khaled Hosseini says of And the Mountains Echoed:
'My earlier novels were, at heart, tales of fatherhood and motherhood. 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, honour and sacrifice for each other.'
Alexandra Pringle, Bloomsbury's Editor in Chief, who acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in the novel from David Grossman, says: 'Everyone at Bloomsbury in the UK, Australia, India, Ireland and throughout our export territories is thrilled to be publishing And the Mountains Echoed. Khaled has written a big book in every sense of the word. He has told half a century of history, of a land and a people, through so many different characters, all of whom the reader loves and cares for. It is Khaled's incredible gift to make us care that much, to give us the gift of understanding, to leave us feeling so enriched but also bereft at having to leave those people behind.'