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    DescriptionThe "New York Times" bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, "The Kite Runner" is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, "The Kite Runner "is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.


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    Title
    The Kite Runner
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Khaled Hosseini
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781573222457
    ISBN 10: 1573222453
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.6
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 54
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3608.O832 K58 2003
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    02 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the" New York Times "bestsellers "The Kite Runner," "A Thousand Splendid Suns," and "And the Mountains Echoed." He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
    Review quote
    "Soaring Debut." --Boston Globe "Exquisite. A wonderfully conjured story that offers a glimpse into an Afghanistan most Americans have never seen, and depicts a side of humanity rarely revealed." --The Philadelphia Inquirer "A beautiful novel. Ranks among the best-written and most provocative stories of the year so far. Hosseini is an exhilaratingly original writer with a gift for irony and a gentle, perspective heart." --The Denver Post "A moving portrait of modern Afghanistan, from its pre-Russian-invasion glory days through the terrible reign of the Taliban."--Entertainment Weekly