The Kite Runner

Publisher details

The Kite Runner
Author
Khaled Hosseini
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Genres
Debut, Fiction
Released
29 May, 2003

Synopsis

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.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#68 Australia's Top 100 2016
Khaled Hosseini
About the author

Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved authors. His novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed have sold over 55 million copies all over the world. Hosseini is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California.

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