The Kite Runner

Paperback, 371 pages

English language

Published Sept. 21, 2005 by Riverhead Books.

ISBN:
9781594480003
OCLC Number:
55031822

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“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime."

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir's choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country …

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Subjects

  • Male friendship -- Fiction
  • Social classes -- Fiction
  • Betrayal -- Fiction
  • Boys -- Fiction
  • Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Fiction
  • Afghanistan -- Fiction

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