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The kite runner

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The #1 National BestsellerTaking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present,The Kite Runneris the unforgettable and 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 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 -- a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When 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.The Kite Runneris a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about 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 Runnerdescribes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows us for redemption.
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ISBN:
9781594631931
9781508219132
9781428124561
9781101217238
9781594480003
9780743545235
159463193
9781594481772
9781449886196
142812456
9781573222457
9781402596650
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.2, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
840L
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Grouping Title kite runner
Grouping Author hosseini khaled
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 02:41:40AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-17 04:11:04AM

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display_description The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers.
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subject_facet Afghanistan -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Betrayal -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Boys -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, K?bol (Afghanistan) -- Fiction, Kabol (Afghanistan) -- Fiction, Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Fiction, Kābol (Afghanistan) -- Fiction, Male friendship -- Fiction, Social classes -- Fiction
title_display The kite runner
title_full The Kite Runner, The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini, The kite runner [electronic resource] / Khaled Hosseini, The kite runner [sound recording] / Khaled Hosseini, The kite runner [sound recording] / by Khaled Hosseini
title_short The kite runner
title_sub
topic_facet Audiobooks, Betrayal, Boys, Drama, Fiction, Literature, Male friendship, Social classes