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Hosseini, Khaled

The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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“The Kite Runner” is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini, published in 2003. It is Hosseini’s debut novel and has gained immense popularity and critical acclaim worldwide. The story is set against the backdrop of Afghanistan’s tumultuous history, spanning from the late 1970s to the early 2000s.

The novel follows the life of Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and his close friend and servant’s son, Hassan. The story begins in Kabul, where Amir and Hassan spend their childhood flying kites and competing in kite-fighting tournaments. However, their friendship faces numerous challenges, including class differences, betrayal, and the political turmoil that engulfs Afghanistan.

Amir’s guilt over a traumatic event that occurs during their childhood strains their relationship and leads him to make choices that haunt him throughout his life. As Afghanistan undergoes political upheavals, including the Soviet invasion and the rise of the Taliban, Amir and his father are forced to flee the country and seek refuge in the United States.

Years later, an adult Amir, now living in America, is presented with an opportunity for redemption when he receives a chance to return to Afghanistan and confront his past. He embarks on a journey to confront his guilt, find forgiveness, and make amends for his actions.

“The Kite Runner” explores themes such as loyalty, friendship, guilt, redemption, and the impact of political turmoil on individuals and their relationships. It provides a glimpse into the rich culture and history of Afghanistan while delving into universal themes of love, sacrifice, and personal growth.

The novel’s compelling storytelling and vivid descriptions have resonated with readers worldwide, making it an international bestseller. It has been praised for its emotional depth, complex characters, and its portrayal of the human capacity for both good and evil.


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