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Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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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.

Accolades

Winner of Reading Group Book of the Year 2007.
Winner of BookScan Gold Awards 2007.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
October 27th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Film tie-in edition
Imprint
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages
352
ISBN-13
9780747594888
Product ID
2061996

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