is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years???from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding???that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives???the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness???are inextricable from the history playing out around them.,Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made , a beloved classic, , is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love???a stunning accomplishment.
The 1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. ,The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father???s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also 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. ,Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America’s most treasured writers.