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Paperback Published: 27/10/2007
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A story of fathers and sons, friendship and betrayal, and the casualties of fate 1970s Afghanistan: 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 an Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9780747594888
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Film tie-in edition

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“Perfection”

I would highly recommend this book. Although fictional there are enough parallels between the protagonist's life and the author's to wonder if it's all made up. Hosseini raises important awareness of... More

Paperback edition
5th February 2012
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“The Kite Runner”

I recently picked this book as recommended from Waterstone's staff, and this book is excellent, I truly enjoy reading it, and it's a book that I don't want to end the book itself revolves around Amir, a... More

Paperback edition
17th February 2008
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“Powerful”

Set in Afghanistan during a turbulent period of its history, this (like A Thousand Splendid Suns) painted a very vivid picture of a country about which I know very little - it was both interesting and shocking. The... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
1st October 2015
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