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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
Restless by William Boyd
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
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.
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
Publication date: 21/09/2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 05/09/2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||21st September 2017|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Genres:||Book Club Recommendations, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Diverse Voices,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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.More About Khaled Hosseini