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A secret no one dared whisper…

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


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Also by Khaled Hosseini:

Sea Prayer, September 2018
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And The Mountains Echoed, June 2013
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A Thousand Splendid Suns, December 2008
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The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini

Hosseini offers an honest, sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, but always heartfelt view of a fascinating land. Perhaps the only true flaw in this extraordinary novel is that it ends all too soon. -

April 2004
384 pages
ISBN: 1594480001
EAN: 9781594480003
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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 that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also about the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, bringing to mind the large canvases of the Russian writers of the nineteenth century. But just as it is old-fashioned in its narration, it is contemporary in its subject-the devastating history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful debut.

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Weekend Edition Sunday - May 19, 2013
Talk of the Nation - November 19, 2009
Talk of the Nation - December 17, 2007
Morning Edition - December 14, 2007
Charlie Rose - December 13, 2007
Today - December 12, 2007
CBS Sunday Morning - December 9, 2007
All Things Considered - November 16, 2007
All Things Considered - October 4, 2007
Morning Edition - September 20, 2007
Morning Edition - September 18, 2007
Entertainment Tonight - August 3, 2007
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - June 15, 2007
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - September 28, 2006
Today - October 16, 2005


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