Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Riverhead (Apr 27, 2004)
| Trade Paperback
400 pages | 211 x 135 mm | English
Dewey 813.6
LOC Class. PS3608.O832 .K58 2004


  • Bildungsromans


  • Betrayal
  • Boys
  • Kābol (Afghanistan)
  • Male Friendship
  • Social Classes


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. 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.