The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini
- SKU: 271-A
- Pages: 464
- Book Code: 271
- ISBN-10: 1594480001
- ISBN-13: 978-1594480003
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- Book Name: The Kite Runner
- Book Author: ( i ) Khaled Hosseini
- Book Publishers: Riverhead Trade; Reprint
- Publish Date: (November 25, 2008)
- Format: Hand Book & Soft Copy E-Book, PDF
- Language: English
- Category: Literature & Fiction
- Pages: 432
- Book Code: 271-A
- ISBN-10: 1594480001
- ISBN-13: 978-1594483851
- Book Quality: Paperback
|Dimensions||12 × 7 × 4 in|
Riverhead Trade; Reprint
Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. In 1970 Hosseini and his family moved to Iran where his father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran. In 1973 Hosseini’s family returned to Kabul, and Hosseini’s youngest brother was born in July of that year.
In 1976, when Hosseini was 11 years old, Hosseini’s father obtained a job in Paris, France, and moved the family there. They were unable to return to Afghanistan because of the Saur Revolution in which the PDPA communist party seized power through a bloody coup in April 1978. Instead, a year after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in 1980 they sought political asylum in the United States and made their residence in San Jose, California.
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