The Kite Runner

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Random House of Canada, Limited, Oct 1, 2007 - Afghanistan - 400 pages
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Scheduled for theatre release in November 2007, “The Kite Runner” has a stellar team behind it: Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster (“Stranger Than Fiction,” “Finding Neverland,” “Monster’s Ball”) and screenplay writer David Benioff (“Troy”).

The Kite Runner is an unforgettable story of honour, courage and betrayal set in war-torn Afghanistan as two small boys test their friendship to its limits. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner explores the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

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This is the first book I read that deals with Afghanistan and deals with it in such a natural and painfully real way. This book connects two types of people, it connects two boys. One, who is a ... Read full review

Review: The Kite Runner: A Portrait of the Marc Forster Film

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This is the most emotionally effective book i have ever read really touches deep into your feelings. I don't think anyone can beat hosseini's writing style definately going to remember this book forever i loved the way hosseini describes the war through a kid's eyes Read full review

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About the author (2007)

KHALED HOSSEINI was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, the son of a diplomat whose family received political asylum in the United States in 1980. He lives in northern California, where he is a physician. The Kite Runner is his first novel.

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