The Kite Runner

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A&C Black, Feb 24, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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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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

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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

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Contents

Four
Eight
Nine
Eleven
Twelve
Thirteen
Fourteen
Seventeen
Twenty
TwentyOne
TwentyThree
TwentyFour
TwentyFive
Afterword
Copyright

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Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with over thirty eight million copies of his books sold in more than seventy countries. The Kite Runner was a major film and was a Book of the Decade, chosen by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian. A Thousand Splendid Suns was the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year in 2008. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 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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