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The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini

Annotation: This epic novel is set in Afghanistan, beginning in the days of the monarchy and reaching to the early 21st century. It was written by an Afghani--now a physician--whose family found asylum in the U.S. in 1980.This epic novel is set in Afghanistan, beginning in the days of the monarchy and reaching to the early 21st century. Amir is the son of a wealthy man; his best friend is Hassan, the son of his father's servant. Growing up in Kabul, the two share an idyllic childhood until a traumatic event--and Amir's act of cowardly betrayal--changes the nature of their friendship. Amir, who ends up in America, is tortured by his betrayal of Hassan, and he finds himself compelled to return, years later, to a Taliban-dominated Afghanistan to make amends. THE KITE RUNNER, written by an Afghani--now a physician--whose family found asylum in the U.S. in 1980--personalizes the conflicts in Afghanistan and the US involvement there. A debut novel, it was hailed by critics for its poetic prose and vivid characters.

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Publish Date

2003

ISBN

9781594480003


Format: Book
Author: Hosseini, Khaled
Title: The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini.
Publisher Date: New York : Riverhead Books, 2003.
Subject: Male friendship -- Fiction Social classes -- Fiction Betrayal -- Fiction Boys -- Fiction Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Fiction. Afghanistan -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781594480003 (pbk.) 1573222453 (acid-free paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Hosseini
Oclc: 51615359
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Bib Id: 193360

Format: Book
Author: Hosseini, Khaled
Title: The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini.
Publisher, Date: New York : Riverhead Books, 2003.
Description: 324 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Male friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Social classes -- Fiction
Subjects: Betrayal -- Fiction
Subjects: Boys -- Fiction
Subjects: Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Afghanistan -- Fiction
LCCN: 2003043106
ISBN: 9781594480003 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1573222453 (acid-free paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Hosseini