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Kite Runner, the (2003) [Novel]
by Khaled Hosseini Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (70 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan nonetheless grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan , the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara, member of a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When the Soviets invade and Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of their lies. Written against a history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption.

Original title: The Kite Runner
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalImmigrant
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Kite Runner, the

Kite Runner, the (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Intimate account of family and friendship, betrayal and salvation that requires no atlas or translation to engage and enlighten us." Washington Post
  • "Hosseini shows how an engaging novel begins- with simple, exquisite writing that compels the reader to turn the page." The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "...explores issues of character and country, the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that narrative and history intersect." Los Angeles Times
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Kite Runner, the (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 0747566534
Pages: 326

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ISBN: 1594480001

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