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    DescriptionAfghanistan, 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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    Title
    The Kite Runner
    Subtitle
    Tenth Anniversary Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Khaled Hosseini
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 193 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408845820
    ISBN 10: 1408845822
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Libri: AFGH5072
    Edition
    11000
    Edition statement
    Export - OME
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    21 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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. His most recent novel is And the Mountains Echoed.
    Review quote
    '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' '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' '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' 'Unforgettable ... extraordinary. It is so powerful that for a long time after everything I read seemed bland'