Title The Kite Runner
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Bloomsbury/The Variety Book Depot
140882485X / 9781408824856
Seller ID 110011
The Kite Runner is the debut novel of Khaled Hosseini. It narrates the story of Amir, a young boy who hails from the Wazir Akbar Khan district situated in Kabul and aspires to become a writer. The novel is set amidst some chaotic situations including the Afghan monarchyís fall after the Soviet Military intrusion, the exodus of its natives to the United States and Pakistan, and the growing tyranny of the Taliban regime.Amir is the son of a wealthy merchandiser. He befriends Hassan, the son of his fatherís servant. There is a secret about Hassan that Amir needs to know, but doesnít. One day, Amir seeks Hassanís help to win a kite-flying competition. But that afternoon, a calamity befalls Hassan and their lives are shattered for ever.The Kite Runner also narrates the story of Amirís fatherís emotional journey to rediscover his son, his sonís love life, the sacrifices that they make to become closer to each other, and the revelation of some unknown truths.This book has won the South African Boeke Prize in the year 2004. It has also been adapted for the big screen as a motion picture. The movie was nominated for the Oscars and it successfully grabbed various awards like the BAFTA Film Award and the Critics Choice Award in the year 2008. Printed Pages: 336.
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini