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The Kite Runner

Paperback edition released 21/05/2013

by Khaled Hosseini

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Sharing Diverse Voices eBooks of the Month Book Club Recommendations Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of 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.

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Sarah Broadhurst

The Kite Runner Synopsis

Afghanistan, 1975: 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 Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781408845820
Publication date: 21st May 2013
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Collections: 50+ Novels That Explore the Wonders of Asia, 50+ Beautifully Written Books,
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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About Khaled Hosseini

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. His most recent novel is And the Mountains Echoed.

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