Khaled Hosseini, author of the 2004 bestseller The Kite Runner, has signed a deal with Bloomsbury to publish his next novel And the Mountains Echoed. Alexandra Pringle, Bloomsbury’s group editor-in-chief bought the UK and all Commonwealth Rights (excluding Canada). She said of the book, “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.” The Bookseller reports it took Hosseini six years to write the novel.
UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal has revealed the cover of the book.