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In his debut novel, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini accomplishes what only a few latest novelists are able to do. He guyages to provide an academic and eye-establishing account of a countake a look atcff0478#three9;s political turmoil--on this case, Afghanistan--similtaneously additionally growing characters whose heartbreaking struggles and emotional triumphs resonate with readers long after the last page has been became over. And he does this on his first take a look at.

The Kite Runner follows the story of Amir, the privileged son of a wealthy businessguy in Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amircff0478#three9;s fathercff0478#three9;s servant. As kids in the fairly solid Afghanistan of the early Seventies, the boys are inseparable. They spend identityyllic days running kites and telling stories of mystical places and strong battleriors until an unspeakable revel in changes the character in their courting without end, and in the long run cements their bond in techniques neither boy can have ever expected. Even after Amir and his father flee to the us, Amir is still haunted through his cobattledly actions and disloyalty. in part, it is the ones demons and the from time to time now not imaginable quest for forgiveness that lift him again to his battle-torn homeland after it comes underneath Taliban rule. ("...I questioned if that was once how forgiveness budded, no longer with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain accumulating its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced at some point of the night.")

family necessary plotcff0478#three9;s turns and twists could also be fairly fantastic, but Hosseini has created characters that seem so actual that one just about forgets that The Kite Runner is a novel and no longer a memoir. At a time even as Afghanistan has been thrust into the forefront of the uscff0478#three9;s collective consciousness ("folks sipping lattes at Starbucks have been speaking regarding the combat for Kunduz"), Hosseini gives a excellent, from time to time tragic, from time to time humorous, but all the time heartfelt view of a fascinating land. in all probability the only actual flaw on this ordinary novel is that it ends all too quickly. --Gisele Toueg

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Released: 2004-04-27

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


The neatly timed and considerably acclaimed debut novel thatcff0478#three9;s turning into a phrase-of-mouth phenomenon. An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present.

The unforgetdesk, heartbreaking story of the now not going friendship among a wealthy boy and the son of his fathercff0478#three9;s servant, The Kite Runner is a wonderfully crafted novel set in a countake a look at that is in the process of being destroyed. it is regarding the energy of studying, the price of betrayal, and the potential for redemption, and it is frequently regarding the energy of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

the primary Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship towards a againdrop of history that has no longer been suggested in fiction prior to, carrying to thoughts the massive canvases of the Russian writers of the nineteenth century. but just as it is out of date in its narration, it is latest in its most sensibleic-the devastating history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years. As emotionally gripping as it is cushy, The Kite Runner is an strange and strong debut.
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author: Khaled Hosseiniwriter: Riverhead businessBinding: PaperagainLanguage: EnglishPages: three72

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