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The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini.

The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini.
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ISBN 1573222453 (acid-free paper)
9781408824856 (pbk.)
9781526604743 (pbk.)
Author Hosseini, Khaled
Title The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini.
Publisher/Date New York : Riverhead Books, 2003.
Pagination etc. 324 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary Note "The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before. The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the novel's faith in the power of
reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption."--BOOK JACKET.
"Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan nonetheless grow up in different worlds; Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara, member of a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their
fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When the Soviets invade and Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.".
Subject Male friendship -- Fiction
Social classes -- Fiction
Betrayal -- Fiction
Boys -- Fiction
Kåabol (Afghanistan) -- Fiction
Afghanistan -- Fiction
Shelf Location F HOSS
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