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The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini
£7.99   paperback  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2011)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to gain the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir - but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could forsee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives.
 
After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

"Rings true with tenderness and truth. In the sense that Amir is the one who struggles to master his fatal flaw, he is the hero of the book. But it is Hassan's silent, sacrifical love that will bring the lump to your throat."
(Daily Mail)

ISBN 13: 9781408824856 | ISBN 10: 140882485x