The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini

September 6, 2007 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Fiction | Leave a comment

Set in Afghanistan during the 1970s this story is about Amir, his family and servants. To gain the approval of his father, Amir resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament with help from a low-caste servant, Hassan.

Due to changing circumstances in Afghanistan, removal of the monarchy and the Russian invasion, Amir’s family are forced to flee to America. Amir later realises, however, that he must return to Afghanistan to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

This book is about a son seeking the love and approval of his father, of class factions in Afghanistan and the cost of life in a war-torn country. The kite runner blends history, family values, beliefs, love and losses into a passionate story of betrayal and redemption.

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