Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul – Grand prix des Lectrices de Elle 2006

July 23, 2018

• Title English : Kabul Kites – 2006 Elle Reader Awards
• Author : Khaled Hosseini (Author), Valérie Bourgeois (Translator)
• Pages : 416 Sheet
• Publisher : Domaine étranger [Foreign domain]
Collection : Zen-business
• ISBN-10 : 2264043571
• ISBN-13 : 978-2264043573
Product Dimensions : 10,9 x 2,5 x 17,6 cm
• Format Kindle : Paperback, Ebook, PDF and DOCx
• Price : 21,00
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7/10

♦ Description : “December 2001 – I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a cold, cloudy day in the winter of 1975. I can still see that moment when, lurking behind the half-fallen earthen wall, I I glanced furtively into the dead end near the frozen stream. The scene dates from a long time ago but, I know it now, it is a mistake to affirm that we can bury the past: it clings so much that it always goes back to the surface. When I look back, I realize that I have not stopped fixing this deserted alley for twenty-six years.
Last summer, my friend Rahim Khan phoned me from Pakistan to ask me to come and see him. The phone stuck to the ear, in the kitchen, I realized that I was not dealing only with him. My inexpert mistakes reminded me, too. After hanging up, I went to walk along Spreckels Lake, on the northern edge of Golden Gatte Park. The early afternoon sun shimmered in the water where dozens of miniature boats sailed in a small breeze. Looking up, I saw two red kites with a long blue tail flying high in the sky. Far above the trees and windmills, at the west end of the park, they danced and floated side by side, like two eyes riveted on San Francisco, the city where I now feel at home. Suddenly, Hassan’s voice echoed in me: For you, a thousand times, whispered me. Hassan, the child with kites afflicted with a cleft lip.
I sat on a bench next to a willow to think about the words that Rahim Khan had said just before hanging up, much like an idea that would have come to him at the time. There is a way to redeem yourself.

Kabul, in the 70s. Although milk brothers and raised in the same property, Amir and Hassan grew up in different worlds: the first is the son of a wealthy trader, member of the country’s Pashtun elite the second is the son of their servant, descended from the ethnic minority of Hazaras, despised by all. Inseparable, linked by the same passion for kites, the two children have an undying friendship. But the summer of his thirteen years, while desperate to win the affection of a father whom he venerates and dreads at the same time, Amir commits the worst betrayal: during the fight of kites organized as each winter in their neighborhood, Amir abandons Hassan to a tragic fate. When the Soviets invade the country and fled to California with his father, Amir thinks that a new life is opening up to him. But the memory of Hassan pursues him everywhere. Summer 2001. Refugee for several years in the United States, Amir receives a call from Pakistan. There is a way to redeem you, announces the voice at the end of the line. But this means going through a dive in the heart of Taliban Afghanistan … and its own past.”

Biography

Khaled Hosseini”

Authors Biography
“Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. Son of a diplomat, he and his family were granted asylum in the United States in 1980. His first novel, Kabul Kites, benefited from an extraordinary word of mouth. Acclaimed by critics, he remained for many weeks at the top of the list in the United States, where he became a cult book. He received the RFI Award and the Elle Reader Award in 2006, and was adapted to the cinema in 2008 by Marc Forster. After one thousand splendid suns, he signs to the Belfond editions his new novel Thus echoes the infinite echo of the mountains.

Khaled Hosseini, is an American doctor and writer of Afghan origin. Cadet of five children, son of a diplomat and a professor of Farsi, he spent his childhood in Iran, then in Paris, moving according to the assignments of his father fixed by the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 1980, while Afghanistan was occupied by the Soviet army, the Hosseini were granted asylum in the United States and settled in San Jose, California. After a degree in biology from the University of Santa Clara in 1988 and medical studies, Khaled Hosseini became an intern at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1996, where he still practices.

In 2001, alongside the practice of medicine, he began writing his first novel. The book is released in 2003 in the United States, under the title “The Kite Runner” (Kabul Kites), and enjoys an extraordinary word of mouth. Critically acclaimed cult book, sold to 8 million copies worldwide, this phenomenon of international publishing has been a huge success in France, where he was awarded the Grand Prix of Lectrices de Elle in 2006. It was adapted to the cinema in 2007, directed by Marc Forster.

His second novel, “A Thousand Suns Splendid” (A Thousand Splendid Suns, 2007), has since its release on the lists of bestsellers in the United States and Europe. Married and father of two, Khaled Hosseini currently lives in Northern California and was appointed Ambassador by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in 2006. He also praises the UNHCR in the epilogue of his novel, “Thousand Suns Splendid”, as a goodwill envoy of this organization.

In 2011, the release of the graphic adaptation of the famous “The Kabul Kites” offers the public the opportunity to discover, or rediscover, this bestseller of contemporary literature, illustrated by Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo. After a feverish six-year wait, the release of his third novel, “So Echoes the Infinite Echoes of Mountains” (And the Mountains Echoed, 2013), has been hailed in many countries as one of the greatest recent editorial events.”


The Rejection of Consequentialism
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_1994-08-11

Author

-Samuel Scheffler-

ISBN_13

-9780191040160-

ISBN_10

-0191040169-

Pages

-233-

ID Number

-RCWQDwAAQBAJ-

Description : In contemporary philosophy, substantive moral theories are typically classified as either consequentialist or deontological. Standard consequentialist theories insist, roughly, that agents must always act so as to produce the best available outcomes overall. Standard deontological theories, by contrast, maintain that there are some circumstances where one is permitted but not required to produce the best overall results, and still other circumstances in which one is positively forbidden to do so. Classical utilitarianism is the most familiar consequentialist view, but it is widely regarded as an inadequate account of morality. Although Professor Scheffler agrees with this assessment, he also believes that consequentialism seems initially plausible, and that there is a persistent air of paradox surrounding typical deontological views. In this book, therefore, he undertakes to reconsider the rejection of consequentialism. He argues that it is possible to provide a rationale for the view that agents need not always produce the best possible overall outcomes, and this motivates one departure from consequentialism; but he shows that it is surprisingly difficult to provide a satisfactory rationale for the view that there are times when agents must not produce the best possible overall outcomes. He goes on to argue for a hitherto neglected type of moral conception, according to which agents are always permitted, but not always required, to produce the best outcomes. "The Rejection of Consequentialism" written by Samuel Scheffler with ISBN_13 9780191040160 and ISBN_10 0191040169 with total page sheets [-233-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number RCWQDwAAQBAJ published Oxford University Press |1994-08-11|."


The Courage Consort
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2005-11-07

Author

-Michel Faber-

ISBN_13

-9780547538389-

ISBN_10

-0547538383-

Pages

-240-

ID Number

-_FHm-YLdFa8C-

Description : Three novellas filled with “gallows humor and a sense of real peril,” by the acclaimed author of The Book of Strange New Things (The New York Times). The bestselling author of The Crimson Petal and the White “draws his characters with assured comic efficiency” (The Guardian), using “evocative language” to offer up “intriguing glimpses of unfamiliar worlds” (Los Angeles Times), in these acclaimed novellas. In “The Courage Consort,” an a cappella vocal ensemble is sequestered in a Belgian château to rehearse a monstrously complicated new piece, but competing artistic temperaments and sexual needs create as much discordance as the avant-garde music. In “The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps,” a lonely woman joins an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey and unearths a mystery involving a long-hidden murder. And in “The Fahrenheit Twins,” strange children, identical in all but gender, are left alone at the icy zenith of the world by their anthropologist parents to create their own ritual civilization. From a wildly inventive author whose novel The Book of Strange New Things was named one of 2014’s best reads by everyone from the New Yorker to io9, The Courage Consort is an eclectic collection of well-told tales, in which Michel Faber “marches on, establishing himself as one of the most versatile fiction writers working today” (Kirkus Reviews). “Readers will again be immersed in the intense worlds he creates.” —Publishers Weekly "The Courage Consort" written by Michel Faber with ISBN_13 9780547538389 and ISBN_10 0547538383 with total page sheets [-240-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number _FHm-YLdFa8C published HMH |2005-11-07|."


Late Wife
🛑 Genre :_Poetry⏱ Release Date :_2005-09-01

Author

-Claudia Emerson-

ISBN_13

-0807130834-

ISBN_10

-9780807130834-

Pages

-64-

ID Number

-JBz1QlvGPf0C-

Description : In Late Wife, a woman explores her disappearance from one life and reappearance in another as she addresses her former husband, herself, and her new husband in a series of epistolary poems. Though not satisfied in her first marriage, she laments vanishing from the life she and her husband shared for years. She then describes the unexpected joys of solitude during her recovery and emotional convalescence. Finally, in a sequence of sonnets, she speaks to her new husband, whose first wife died from lung cancer. The poems highlight how rebeginning in this relationship has come about in part because of two couples’ respective losses. The most personal of Claudia Emerson’s poetry collections, Late Wife is both an elegy and a celebration of a rich present informed by a complex past. "Late Wife" written by Claudia Emerson with ISBN_13 0807130834 and ISBN_10 9780807130834 with total page sheets [-64-]. Category 'Poetry' with reference number JBz1QlvGPf0C published LSU Press |2005-09-01|."


Children of My Heart
🛑 Genre :_⏱ Release Date :_1979

Author

-Gabrielle Roy-

ISBN_13

-0771078382-

ISBN_10

-9780771078385-

Pages

-233-

ID Number

-FRtszQEACAAJ-

Description : "Children of My Heart" written by Gabrielle Roy with ISBN_13 0771078382 and ISBN_10 9780771078385 with total page sheets [-233-]. Category '' with reference number FRtszQEACAAJ published no defined |1979|."


Heir to the Glimmering World
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2005-09-01

Author

-Cynthia Ozick-

ISBN_13

-9780547526799-

ISBN_10

-0547526792-

Pages

-320-

ID Number

-2tPdz47SCRYC-

Description : A teenage girl goes to work for a chaotic family of Jewish immigrants, in a New York Times bestseller that’s “a cause for celebration” (Ann Patchett). In the 1930s, New York is swarming with Europe’s ousted dreamers, alien families adapting to a new world. Rose Meadows unknowingly enters the lives of one such family when she answers an ad for an “assistant” to a Herr Mitwisser, the patriarch of a large household living in an obscure little neighborhood, in a remote corner of the sparse and weedy northeast Bronx. With an uncertain future, and no clear idea of her duties, Rose—orphaned at eighteen and recently turned out by lover—has become a refugee among refugees. Expelled from Berlin’s elite, Professor Mitwisser—a researcher obsessed with an arcane religious doctrine—lives with his wife, a prominent physicist now quietly going mad, and Anneliese, their willful sixteen-year-old daughter. When Anneliese’s fierce longing draws a new outcast into the fold—a vagrant actor running from fame—it’s up to Rose to quell the emotional, sexual, spiritual, and societal tempests brewing within the Mitwissers unsettled home. Hailed by the New York Times as “the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time,” Cynthia Ozick is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Nabokov Award and PEN/Malamud Award, and Heir to the Glimmering World is yet another triumph from the author of the National Book Award finalist The Puttermesser Papers and Foreign Bodies. “A heroine to love, a story we can’t let go of, gorgeous sentences, and ideas to wrestle with. I didn’t just read the book, I devoured.” —Ann Patchett "Heir to the Glimmering World" written by Cynthia Ozick with ISBN_13 9780547526799 and ISBN_10 0547526792 with total page sheets [-320-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number 2tPdz47SCRYC published HMH |2005-09-01|."


Suddenly the Minotaur
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2006

Author

-Marie Hélène Poitras-

ISBN_13

-1897190166-

ISBN_10

-9781897190166-

Pages

-152-

ID Number

-7Zi-IwAACAAJ-

Description : Why did Guatemalan immigrant Mino TorrËs try to rape Quebec student Ariane? What was the failed attemptís aftermath? In this terse, prize-winning novel, Marie HÈlËne Poitras, with an imagination tutored by the Minotaur myth, offers a controversial tale about a thug who exults in his ferocious urges and is as incorrigible as a primal force. TorrËs (the bull) enthusiastically and unapologetically seeks hectic transcendence through rape and recurring fits of epilepsy. Ariane (Ariadne), straying into his twisted, downtown Montreal labyrinth, suffers the consequences of his random sexual predation, though significantly, her refusal to be a terrorized and passive victim haunts him. Arianeís deliverance from his maze, her conquest of persistent fears, is prolonged past her assailantís capture. Once more she must learn to live and loveñin particular, menñto pick up and follow the thread of human trust, to feel sure again about her flatís dark places and her walk-in cupboardís contents. On the site of the Berlin Wall, in a reunified Germany that has survived its own and other regimesí violent perversions, she permits herself to be gently hoisted up and passed from palm-to-palm over a vast and joy-filled crowd. she permits herself to be gently hoisted up and passed from palm-to-palm over a vast and joy-filled crowd. "Suddenly the Minotaur" written by Marie Hélène Poitras with ISBN_13 1897190166 and ISBN_10 9781897190166 with total page sheets [-152-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number 7Zi-IwAACAAJ published Montréal : DC Books |2006|."


The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2018-05-08

Author

-Denis Thériault-

ISBN_13

-1786073358-

ISBN_10

-9781786073358-

Pages

-224-

ID Number

-IHNqswEACAAJ-

Description : A moving story of friendship and the power of imagination, from the award-winning author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman The loss of a parent brought them together. Two boys united by grief. Set on the rugged north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, where the wind merges with the forest and the waves, where albatross whirl overhead and snow lies deep on the land, two lonely boys form a powerful friendship. Together they take refuge in a magical undersea world of their own creation, searching for a sense of belonging. But for one of them the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur, and the loyalty of his friend is put to the test in a journey that threatens to end in tragedy. Infused with his characteristic charm, Denis Thériault’s novel The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea is a powerful fable about the pain of losing someone you love and the longing for security, which has touched readers’ hearts all over the world. "The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea" written by Denis Thériault with ISBN_13 1786073358 and ISBN_10 9781786073358 with total page sheets [-224-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number IHNqswEACAAJ published Oneworld Publications |2018-05-08|."


The Borgia Bride
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2009-11-26

Author

-Jeanne Kalogridis-

ISBN_13

-9780007355419-

ISBN_10

-0007355416-

Pages

-560-

ID Number

-r3-1Z3F6imMC-

Description : This sweeping historical novel tells the dramatic tale of that most intriguing of Renaissance women, Lucrezia Borgia. "The Borgia Bride" written by Jeanne Kalogridis with ISBN_13 9780007355419 and ISBN_10 0007355416 with total page sheets [-560-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number r3-1Z3F6imMC published HarperCollins UK |2009-11-26|."


The Man who Wanted to Drink Up the Sea
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2006

Author

-Pan Bouyoucas-

ISBN_13

-WISC:89091738732-

ISBN_10

--

Pages

-225-

ID Number

-MJDzAAAAMAAJ-

Description : How far would you go to make amends? Lukas, a successful Montreal restaurateur, is haunted by the memory of his first love, Zephira. He wants to ask her to forgive him for abandoning her back in Greece forty years ago. But the girl has died. When Lukas recalls that for the ancient Greeks, the sleeper's mind was the bridge where the living and the dead met at night, he embarks on a fantastic journey through an underworld populated by ghosts from his present and past, including his dead parents, his boyhood friend Aris his gradeschool arch-enemy Nestor, as well as cameos from Marilyn Monroe, and the Goddess Artemis. "The Man who Wanted to Drink Up the Sea" written by Pan Bouyoucas with ISBN_13 WISC:89091738732 and ISBN_10 with total page sheets [-225-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number MJDzAAAAMAAJ published no defined |2006|."


Grand Junction
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2009

Author

-Maurice G. Dantec-

ISBN_13

-9780345499943-

ISBN_10

-0345499948-

Pages

-579-

ID Number

-moO1ogZMuKMC-

Description : A follow-up to Cosmos Incorporated returns readers to the author's Orwellian technologically dominated "post-human" world, where a ragtag band of survivors including soldiers, a sheriff, and a beautiful stargazer fights to protect the survival of a being with a unique ability for healing machines. Original. "Grand Junction" written by Maurice G. Dantec with ISBN_13 9780345499943 and ISBN_10 0345499948 with total page sheets [-579-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number moO1ogZMuKMC published Random House LLC |2009|."


Paul Goes Fishing
🛑 Genre :_Comics & Graphic Novels⏱ Release Date :_2008-03-18

Author

-Michel Rabagliati-

ISBN_13

-1897299281-

ISBN_10

-9781897299289-

Pages

-208-

ID Number

-yGm4PAAACAAJ-

Description : "Free of self-loathing . . . [Rabagliati's] black-and-whie panels eschew half-tones for a spirited line." --Voice Literary Supplement This fourth installment in Michel Rabagliati's semiautobiographical series finds Paul settling comfortably into adult life, occasional twinges of anxiety aside. His graphic design business has taken off, his partner, Lucie, is pregnant, it's mid-July and time to leave behind the city to go fishing. Long lazy days stretch out while Paul's thoughts wander from the colorful characters at the fish-and-game camp to the lurking depths of childhood, a Holden Caulfield-esque adolescence, and the encounters that have shaped his sense of family thus far. But the golden glow soon lifts off his vacation with the realization that the lake isn't as idyllic as it would seem, and neither is pregnancy. Elegant composition and spare, condensed drawing crystallize emotion and atmosphere in this wistful and engaging account of everyday hopes and hardships, told with a keen and playful sense of iconic detail. Even the mundane holds beauty and meaning in this compassionate story of expectation, disappointment, and wonder. "Paul Goes Fishing" written by Michel Rabagliati with ISBN_13 1897299281 and ISBN_10 9781897299289 with total page sheets [-208-]. Category 'Comics & Graphic Novels' with reference number yGm4PAAACAAJ published Drawn and Quarterly |2008-03-18|."


Four Soldiers
🛑 Genre :_Friendship⏱ Release Date :_2019-06

Author

-Hubert Mingarelli-

ISBN_13

-1846276519-

ISBN_10

-9781846276514-

Pages

-155-

ID Number

-dnC3uQEACAAJ-

Description : Hubert Mingarelli's simple, powerful, and moving stories of men in combat have established him as one of the most exciting new voices in international fiction. In Four Soldiers he tells the story of four young soldiers in 1919, members of the Red Army during the Russian civil war. It is set in the harsh dead of winter, just as the soldiers set up camp in a forest in Galicia near the Romanian front line. Due to a lull in fighting, their days are taken up with the mundane tasks of trying to scratch together what food and comforts they can find, all the time while talking, smoking, and waiting. Waiting specifically for spring to come. Waiting for their battalion to move on. Waiting for the inevitable resumption of violence. "Four Soldiers" written by Hubert Mingarelli with ISBN_13 1846276519 and ISBN_10 9781846276514 with total page sheets [-155-]. Category 'Friendship' with reference number dnC3uQEACAAJ published no defined |2019-06|."