The Kite Runner
A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Kite Runner, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list
The first of the defeated kites whirled out of control. They fell from the sky like shooting stars with brilliant, rippling tails, showering the neighbourhood.
Amir and Hassan grow up together in Kabul. Amir in the beautiful house his father built, filled with marble, gold, tapestries and mosaics; Hassan in the modest mud hut in the servants' quarters.
The two are inseparable, and when twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament, his loyal friend promises to help him. But neither boy can predict what will happen to Hassan that afternoon – as the kites soar over the city – and how it will change their lives forever.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
I really liked this book although I was prepared to be disappointed in it because it has received so much hype. The story is told by an Afghani man (Amir) who grew up in Kabul with his father(Baba), a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - LibraryThing
This is a story about fathers and sons, but primarily it is about how the betrayal of a friend - even refusing to identify him as such - hurts and haunts one Afghan expat living in the United States ... Read full review