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Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the ...Show synopsisTwelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir - but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was 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 find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.Hide synopsis
The Kite Runner (Riverhead Books) – Trade paperback (2004)
Trade paperback, Riverhead Books 2004
ISBN: 1594480001 ISBN-13: 9781594480003
Privileged young narrator Amir comes of age during the last peaceful days of the monarchy in Afghanistan, then must endure revolution, invasion and a country's long struggle to triumph over violent forces.Privileged young narrator Amir comes of age during the last peaceful days of the monarchy in Afghanistan, then must endure revolution, invasion and a country's long struggle to triumph over violent forces.Hide
This is one of the better contemporary novels I've read. The book offer so much insight into Afghani culture from the 1970s on the eve of the Soviet invasion, and it brings the reader into the minds and hearts of the Afghani immigrant/refugee community of the Bay Area.
The twists and turns in the ...
Khaled Hosseini has woven a tale that takes its time being told. Kite Runner is the story of a boy becoming a man in Afghan culture. Amir and Hassan, living in Afghanistan as the novel begins, are raised in the same household, almost as cousins. They are not adversely affected by having no women ...
This is a very sad and touching book about a little boy growing up in Afghanistan. It really made me stop and think about racism, how kids struggle with right and wrong, and there's some good history education in it too. Very good book.
This book is a real find. It has heartache, and adventure, while really getting a look at what can happen to a man when regret runs his life. It is a look inside the culture of the afghan people. I find it truly captivating and hard to put down. I bought a copy for my sister-in-law who is also an avid ...
As we continue to support the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan, I a glad I read this book to get a deeper sense of the experience of the people. Although it is fiction is has a lot of historical information and is a good depictions of life in the shadows of the Taliban. I want to recommend ...
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