The Kite Runner (Paperback)

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The first novel to come out of Afghanistan in modern times, The Kite Runner
is simply written and beautifully told. The issue of friendships
between classes and different ethnic groups as the government structure
of the country collapses becomes a main plot of the story. Thoughtfully
written, you won't soon forget this story and you will ask yourself -
"what would I have done?"

— Karen L.

Description


Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir - but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart.

But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

About the Author


Khaled Hosseini was born in Afghanistan and his family received political asylum in the USA in1980. He is a doctor and lives in California. The Kite Runner is his first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789992178966
ISBN-10: 9992178965
Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
Publication Date: September 27th, 2012
Pages: 512
Language: Arabic
 

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