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The kite runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fictional Work
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hosseini, Khaled.
Kite runner.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2003
(OCoLC)607004154
Online version:
Hosseini, Khaled.
Kite runner.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2003
(OCoLC)607658579
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1573222453 9781573222457 9781594480003 1594480001 9780385665209 0385665202 9781400025466 140002546X 9780747588948 0747588945 1585473634 9781585473632 9780385660075 0385660073 9781594631931 159463193X 1594481776 9781594489600 1594489602 9781594481772 9780747573395 0747573395
OCLC Number: 51615359
Performer(s): Saïd Taghmaoui, Shaun Toub, Homayoun Ershadi, Khalid Abdalla, Zekiria Ebrahim, Directors: Marc Forster.
Awards: ALA Notable Books, 2004.
Description: vii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Khaled Hosseini.

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'Hosseini's ability to reach the core of experiences of love and loss places him in the company of such fine chroniclers of the new America as Chang-rae Lee. The Kite Runner is a first novel of Read more...

 
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Brutally Beautiful

by getzenp (WorldCat user published 2008-07-09) Very Good Permalink

The kite runner is at times such a horrible, tragic, story that your amazed you keep reading. My reason to keep with it was both the fascination of learning of Afganistan and the determined sprit of those living there. At the heart of this title is the age old story of redemption, passed on to the...
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For you, a thousand times!

by sisi0508 (WorldCat user published 2012-05-22) Very Good Permalink

When you kill a man,you steal a life.When you tell a lie,you steal someone's right to the truth.When you cheat,you steal the right to fairness.There is no act more wretched than stealing,Amir. 

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Disturbingly Beautiful

by riehmanmurphy (WorldCat user published 2007-02-15) Excellent Permalink
This books exemplifies great fiction: it shares a story that will never leave you. It never feels contrived; rather it is like you are sitting with an old man and he is sharing the story of how he became who he is. At every moment it is real.
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About this books

by Lucy0409 (WorldCat user published 2008-04-22) Very Good Permalink
The #1 National Bestseller Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the pres
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