The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781573222457, 336pp.

Publication Date: June 2003

The "New York Times" bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.
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 an exploration of the power of fathers over sons their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, "The Kite Runner "is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

About the Author
Khaled Hosseini est ne a Kaboul, en Afghanistan, en 1965. Fils de diplomate, il a obtenu avec sa famille le droit d asile aux Etats-Unis en 1980. Son premier roman, "Les Cerfs-volants de Kaboul" (Belfond, 2005), a connu un succes phenomenal dans le monde entier et est devenu un livre-culte. Deux ans plus tard, son roman "Mille soleils splendides" l a installe definitivement au sommet de la litterature internationale.Apres une attente febrile de six ans, la parution de son troisieme roman, "Ainsi resonne l echo infini des montagnes", a ete saluee dans de nombreux pays comme un des plus grands evenements editoriaux recents.

Praise For The Kite Runner

"Soaring Debut." —Boston Globe

"Exquisite. A wonderfully conjured story that offers a glimpse into an Afghanistan most Americans have never seen, and depicts a side of humanity rarely revealed." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A beautiful novel. Ranks among the best-written and most provocative stories of the year so far. Hosseini is an exhilaratingly original writer with a gift for irony and a gentle, perspective heart." —The Denver Post

“A moving portrait of modern Afghanistan, from its pre-Russian-invasion glory days through the terrible reign of the Taliban."—Entertainment Weekly