The Kite Runner (Paperback)
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The Kite Runner (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 23/08/2018
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An utterly absorbing and emotionally devastating account of betrayal and redemption amidst the turbulence of Afghanistan, Hosseini’s intensely powerful novel revolves around Amir and his attempts to right a grievous wrong from his past. 

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Devastating' Daily Telegraph 'Heartbreaking' The Times 'Unforgettable' Isabel Allende 'Haunting' Independent Afghanistan, 1975: 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 Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526604743
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A gripping read and a haunting story of love, loss and betrayal. Guaranteed to move even the hardest heart * Independent *
Shattering ... devastating and inspiring * Observer *
Hosseini is a truly gifted teller of tales ... he's not afraid to pull every string in your heart to make it sing * The Times *
Rings true with tenderness and truth * Daily Mail *
A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story of a life crippled by an act of childhood and cowardice and cruelty ... It speaks the harrowing truth about the power of evil, personal and political, and intoxicates, like a high-flying kite, with the power of hope * Daily Telegraph *
Stunning and heartbreaking in its quiet intensity * Guardian *
This is one of those unforgettable stories that stay with you for years. All the great themes of literature and of life are the fabric of this extraordinary novel: love, honour, guilt, fear, redemption ... It is so powerful that for a long time after, everything I read seemed bland * Isabel Allende *
The novel that made Afghanistan the talking-point of every book group * Guardian, 50 Books that Defined the Decade *

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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

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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

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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

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