The Kite Runner Author:Khaled Hosseini From qpb.com — Just as a kite flyer?s success can depend on a split-second decision to give slack or tighten his grip, so a lifetime can hinge on a single choice. This theme?of choices and their consequences?resonate throughout Khaled Hosseini?s bestselling debut. The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner takes us from the ... more »days of monarchy through the Soviet invasion to life under the Taliban, offering an ?exquisite?.wonderfully conjured? (Philadelphia Inquirer) glimpse into an Afghanistan most Americans cannot imagine.
?A soaring debut.??The Boston Globe
Until the Shorawi invasion of 1979, Kabul was an inviting and verdant playground for Amir and his closest friend, Hassan. As a wealthy pashtun, Amir is lucky enough to flee the country for a new life in California; Hassan is not so fortunate. Amir keeps much close to his heart: the memories of a Afghanistan unscarred by war; and a horrifying secret that has haunted him since he fled. As Amir is drawn back to a shell-shocked homeland wracked by unbearable fear, he confronts an old nemesis?now a powerful Talib?and comes face-to-face with the devastating aftermath of betrayal.
Khaled Hosseini has created a remarkable fusion: an eye-opening portrait of Afghanistan; a story of fathers, sons, and best friends; and a heart-wrenching tale of a man?s search for forgiveness.« less