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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Khaled Hosseini

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 178mm x 20mm | 187g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408824868
  • ISBN 13: 9781408824863
  • Edition: 11000
  • Edition statement: Export ed
  • Sales rank: 885

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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is 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 Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

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Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, published in thirty-four countries. In 2006 he was named a US goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California.

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By Amanda Gilder 12 May 2013 5

One of my favourite books ever! Set in Afghanistan it follows the life of Amir and his loyal friend Hassan. But one event changes their lives forever. An absolutely compelling read that I couldn't put down. I highly recommend this book as a must read!! The characters are meaningful and the story is gripping.

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'Hosseini's ability to reach the core of experiences of love and loss places him in the company of such fine chroniclers of the new America as Chang-rae Lee. The Kite Runner is a first novel of unusual generosity, honesty and compassion' Independent 'The shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini... a rich and soul-searching narrative ... a sharp, unforgettable taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by Afghanis as their country buckled' Observer 'A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story ... it is a novel of great hidden intricacy and wisdom, like a timeless Eastern tale. It speaks the most harrowing truth about the power of evil' Daily Telegraph 'Unforgettable ... extraordinary. It is so powerful that for a long time after everything I read seemed bland' Isabel Allende