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The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on The Kite Runner

This book seemed to come out of nowhere.  It was the first Afghan novel to be written in English and it became a word-of-mouth bestseller in no time at all.  Telling a tragic story of childhood jealousy and fear, it covers a bitter part of Afghan history in a painful tale that truly pulls at the heartstrings.  A brilliant book.  ~ Sarah Broadhurst 

Voted 2nd in the Books of the Decade by Lovereading readers. Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Publisher Bloomsbury, said:

“We’re delighted that The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini has been selected by Lovereading as the number two title of the last Decade. We’re so pleased it continues to resonate with today’s readers and hope it will continue to do so for many decades to come.”

Voted as the Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year 2006 and 2007.

The Bloomsbury Modern Classic Series

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

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Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

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Sarah Broadhurst

The Kite Runner Synopsis

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.

Win a copy of The Red Address Book and a red moleskine notebook!

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Closing date: 24/02/2019

A heartwarming debut that has become an international bestseller! Not only do we have copies of the book to give away, but the lucky winners of this prize will also receive a red moleskine notebook. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 24th February 2019. The winners will be notified by 1st March 2019.

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The Kite Runner Press Reviews

Hosseini's ability to reach the core of experiences of love and loss places him in the company of such fine chroniclers of the new America as Chang-rae Lee. The Kite Runner is a first novel of unusual generosity, honesty and compassion   Independent

The shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini ... A rich and soul-searching narrative ... A sharp, unforgettable taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by Afghanis as their country buckled    Observer

A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story ... It is a novel of great hidden intricacy and wisdom, like a timeless Eastern tale. It speaks the most harrowing truth about the power of evil   Daily Telegraph 

Unforgettable ... Extraordinary. It is so powerful that for a long time after everything I read seemed bland    Isabel Allende

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408891339
Publication date: 21/09/2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781526604743
Publication date: 05/09/2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408891339
Publication date: 21st September 2017
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini was born in Afghanistan and his family received political asylum in the USA in 1980.  He lives in California and he works as a physician.

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