The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary)

The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary)

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781594631931
  • 384  Pages
  • Riverhead
  • Adult

Overview

The 10th anniversary edition of the New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.

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 an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary)

The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary)

Khaled Hosseini

Awards

Alex Award – Winner
Entertainment Weekly’s Best Book – Winner
Borders Original Voices Award – Winner
Book Sense Bestseller List Sensation – Winner
Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award – Winner
Literature to Life Award – Winner
ALA Notable Book – Winner

Praise

“A moving portrait of modern Afghanistan.”—Entertainment Weekly

“This powerful first novel…tells the story of fierce cruelty and fierce yet redeeming love. Both transform the life of Amir, Khaled Hosseini’s privileged young narrator, who comes of age during the last peaceful days of the monarchy, just before his country’s revolution and its invasion by Russian forces. But political events, even as dramatic as the ones that are presented in The Kite Runner, are only a part of this story. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini gives us a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence—forces that continue to threaten them even today.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A powerful book…no frills, no nonsense, just hard, spare prose…an intimate account of family and friendship, betrayal and salvation that requires no atlas or translation to engage and enlighten us. Parts of The Kite Runner are raw and excruciating to read, yet the book in its entirety is lovingly written.”—The Washington Post Book World

“An astonishing, powerful book.”—Diane Sawyer

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