The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

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A story of fathers and sons, friendship and betrayal, and the casualties of fate 1970s Afghanistan: 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 an Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 240.4g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 0747594880
  • 9780747594888
  • 97,035

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'Marvellous' Joanna Trollope 'Powerful and involving' Time Out 'The most exquisitely told story of the sad and turbulent recent history of Afghanistan' Penny Smith 'It's remarkable. It's like a condensed history of Afghanistan, mixed with a Shakespearean tale of friendship and love ... brilliant' Ben Fogle, Daily Expressshow more

About Khaled Hosseini

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.show more

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