The Kite Runner
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"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. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic."

AuthorKhaled Hosseini
BindingPaperback
EAN9781408850251
EditionAnniversary edition
FormatSpecial Edition
ISBN1408850257
Height118 mm
Length1142 mm
Width787 mm
Weight55 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages343
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2013
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited
StudioBloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited
Sales Rank464
Legal DisclaimerAbout The Book A story based predominantly in Afghanisthan, The Kite Runner is about an uncanny friendship in the middle of a country which is on the verge of facing a major crisis. While Amir is the son of a wealthy Wazir, Hassan's father works as the Wazir's servant and he belongs to the despised Hazara community. They are closest of friends despite these differences. Amir enjoys flying kites and Hassan, who has an unusual instinct of exactly where a downed kite will land, is his kite runner. Their peaceful life is destroyed when something unthinkable happens during the Kabul's annual kite-fighting tournament. Something terrible happens to Hassan while the Russian invasion compels Amir's family to move to America eventually. One day Amir returns to Afghanistan to seek redemption. A story based on the time when the Soviet Union's attacks on Afghanistan were rampant and the Taliban regime was rising, The Kite Runner is deeply moving and thoroughly heart wrenching. It provides a different perspective altogether on Afghanistan with brilliant insights into different relations including pure friendship and a father-son relationship. The Kite Runner is published by Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited and this is the 10th edition, published on 21 May 2013 and is available in paperback. Key Features The Kite Runner maintained a number one position on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years. The book was adapted into a film in the year 2007.

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