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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Introducing The Kite Runner – a gripping and heart-rending novel by Khaled Hosseini that transports readers into the rich cultural heritage of Afghanistan. Written in poignant prose and set against the backdrop of a tumultuous history, this masterpiece unravels the deep-seated emotional complexities within friendships, family, and forgiveness. Purchase the three masterful books penned by the masterful Khaled Hosseini with The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 3 Books Collection Set - Fiction - Paperback now available in stock at Books2Door- including The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And The Mountains Echoed. 

The story unfolds through the eyes of Amir, a young boy from Kabul. A keen kite flyer, he spends his childhood in the city's beautiful landscape, forging a profound friendship with Hassan, the son of his father's servant. The two boys share not only games and stories but also an unbreakable bond, strengthened by their shared passion for kite flying. However, one moment of betrayal changes everything. A shocking incident during a kite-flying competition scars their relationship, leading Amir down a path filled with guilt, deceit, and a desperate need for redemption. Amir's journey towards self-discovery and redemption leads him back to his homeland, where he faces challenges and threats, all in a desperate attempt to make right what once went wrong. The story does not shy away from the complexities of love, honour, betrayal, and the power of a single moment to shape a lifetime.

What sets The Kite Runner apart is its insightful view of the Afghan culture. Hosseini presents a tapestry rich in cultural traditions, customs, and values. Whether it's the thrill of kite fighting, the aroma of freshly cooked Afghan delicacies, or the beauty of Persian poetry, readers are invited to explore a world that may be unfamiliar yet enchanting. Through the characters' struggles and triumphs, readers gain an understanding of a society's class differences, ethnic tensions, and religious beliefs, providing a poignant reflection of the human condition.

Hosseini takes the reader on an epic journey, spanning continents and decades. From the peaceful days of Kabul before the Soviet invasion to the harsh realities of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, The Kite Runner paints a vivid picture of a nation's history and its impact on ordinary lives. This novel is not just a tale of friendship or a history lesson; it's a narrative that speaks to the universal human experience. The dilemmas faced by the characters are universal, transcending boundaries and resonating with readers of all ages and backgrounds. The Kite Runner is about redemption and hope and how these two forces can heal even the most profound wounds. It tells us that it's never too late to make amends and that even in our darkest moments, there's a glimmer of light waiting to guide us home.

Khaled Hosseini's prose is elegant and evocative. His narrative style combines descriptive storytelling with authentic dialogue, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves in the world he has created. This literary craftsmanship brings the characters to life, making them linger in the reader's mind long after the last page is turned. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini has penned an extraordinary novel that weaves together the very fabric of humanity. It's a book that challenges us to look within ourselves, to recognise our flaws, and to strive for a better understanding of those around us.

Whether you're an avid reader of contemporary literature or a newcomer to Hosseini's work, The Kite Runner is a must-have for your bookshelf. Its timeless themes, compelling characters, and beautiful storytelling make it a classic that continues to inspire and move readers around the world.

Come, fly a kite with Amir and Hassan, and embark on an unforgettable journey through the lanes of Kabul and the landscapes of life. Allow The Kite Runner to touch your heart and stir your soul, for it is not just a book but an experience you will treasure forever.

About the Author: 

Khaled Hosseini, born on March 4, 1965, in Kabul, Afghanistan, is an internationally renowned author and physician. His compelling writing, which often explores themes of family, love, and morality, has struck a chord with readers around the world.

Hosseini's early years were marked by a close-knit family life in his native Kabul, where his father was a diplomat, and his mother, a teacher. The tranquillity of his childhood was disrupted when his family sought political asylum in the United States in 1980 following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

After settling in San Jose, California, Hosseini pursued a medical career, graduating from the University of California, San Diego's School of Medicine in 1993. While he practised medicine, his passion for storytelling remained undiminished, leading him to pen his debut novel, The Kite Runner, in 2003.

Hosseini's writing is heavily influenced by his Afghan heritage and his experiences as an immigrant. He has a unique ability to craft characters that resonate with readers, making them reflect on universal human experiences and values.

Beyond his literary achievements, Hosseini is also recognised for his humanitarian efforts. In 2006, he was named a Goodwill Envoy to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reflecting his commitment to aiding refugees around the world. He has since founded The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

In both his life and his literature, Khaled Hosseini represents a bridge between cultures, a voice for the voiceless, and a testament to the enduring power of storytelling. His works continue to inspire and connect readers, solidifying his place as one of the most influential writers of our time.

Description from the Publisher: 

The number one bestseller, chosen as a Book of the Decade by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian.

‘Devastating' Daily Telegraph

‘Heartbreaking' The Times

‘Unforgettable' Isabel Allende

‘Haunting' Independent

Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament, and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is 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 Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.; 368 pages; Published: 23/08/2018


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