The Kite Runner (Paperback)
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DescriptionTwelve-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.
- Published: 07 June 2004
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780747566533 ISBN 10: 0747566534
- Sales rank: 2,362
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Reviews for The Kite Runner
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"Terrific, haunting tale. Perhaps because I can relate to it through my own back ground, but it was very chilling and well written. First book thats ever made me cry." by a Book Depository customer