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Kite Runner

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy through the horrific rule of the Taliban, The Kite Runner is the heartbreaking story of the unlikely and inseparable friendship between a wealthy Afghan boy and the son of his father's servant, both of whom are caught in the tragic sweep of history. Published in the aftermath of America's invasion of Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini's haunting writing brought a part of the world to vivid life that was previously unknown.

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  • "Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the making of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promised to help him, for he always help Amir. But this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-case servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was 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 the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption."
  • "Amir left Afghanistan as a boy and migrated to America, where he has become a successful novelist ; haunted by memories of his betrayal of a childhood friend, Hassan, Amir discovers that Hassan has been executed. Amir decides to recover Hassan's son, who has been enslaved by a man who used to bully Hassan."
  • "Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy through the horrific rule of the Taliban, The Kite Runner is the heartbreaking story of the unlikely and inseparable friendship between a wealthy Afghan boy and the son of his father's servant, both of whom are caught in the tragic sweep of history. Published in the aftermath of America's invasion of Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini's haunting writing brought a part of the world to vivid life that was previously unknown."@en
  • "SparkNotes Literature Guides: Making the reading experience fun! When a paper is due, and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; a review quiz; and essay topics. Lively and accessible, SparkNotes is perfect for late-night studying and paper writing. Includes : An A+ Essay--an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book--to show students how a paper should be written. 16 pages devoted to writing a literary essay including: a glossary of literary terms Step-by-step tutoring on how to write a literary essay A feature on how not to plagiarize."@en
  • ""Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a main."
  • "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 it is also about the power of fathers over sons?their love, their sacrifices, their lies.The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, bringing to mind the large canvases of the Russian writers of the nineteenth century. But just as it is old-fashioned in its narration, it is contemporary in its subject?the devastating history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful debut."@en
  • "Novel based on friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul during the final days of the monarchy. When Amir is forced to flee with his prominent and wealthy father for a new life in California."
  • "A Kaboul, dans les années 1970, Amir et Hassan sont élevés au sein de la même propriété mais grandissent dans des mondes différents : Amir est fils d'un riche commerçant et Hassan celui de son serviteur. Lorsque les Soviétiques envahissent le pays, Amir fuit en Californie, pensant qu'une nouvelle vie s'offre à lui, mais le souvenir d'Hassan le hante. Premier roman."
  • "Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day."
  • "Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day."@en
  • "Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day."@es
  • "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant."@en
  • "This book is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before. The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption."
  • "Amir is a young Afghani from a well-to-do Kabul family; his best friend Hassan is the son of a family servant. Together the two boys form a bond of friendship that breaks tragically on one fateful day when Amir fails to save his friend from brutal neighborhood bullies. Amir and Hassan become separated and as first the Soviets and then the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan Amir and his father escape to the United States to pursue a new life. Years later Amir now an accomplished author living in San Francisco is called back to Kabul to right the wrongs he and his father committed years ago."
  • "Overview: A deluxe collector's edition of the phenomenally bestselling The Kite Runner, filled with striking and memorable photographs that bring Khaled Hosseini's compelling story to life. Since its publication in 2003, The Kite Runner has shipped over four million copies and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy through the horrific rule of the Taliban, The Kite Runner is the heartbreaking story of the unlikely and inseparable friendship between a wealthy Afghan boy and the son of his father's servant, both of whom are caught in the tragic sweep of history. Published in the aftermath of America's invasion of Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini's haunting writing brought a part of the world to vivid life that was previously unknown. Now this beautifully produced, collectible hardcover enhances Khaled Hosseini's story with unforgettable color and black-and-white photographs of the people of Afghanistan and their surroundings, further illustrating the world in which the story is set and heightening the already powerful experience of reading this incredible book."
  • "This novel is an epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, it is 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 it is also about the power of fathers over sons, their love, their sacrifices, their lies."
  • "Twelve-year old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves ot win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir--but this is 1970's Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servatn who is jeered at in the street ... but niether of the boys could forsee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives."@en
  • "Afghanistan 1975: In Kabul wächst der zwölfjährige amir auf, der mit Hilfe seines Freundes Hassan unbedingt einen Wettbewerb im Drachensteigen gewinnen will. Hassans Vater ist der Dienter von Amirs Vater, doch trotz ihrer untschiedlichen Herkunft verbindet die beiden Jungen eine innige Freundschaft. Am Ende des erfolgreichen Wettkampfs wird die Freundschaft von Amir auf schreckliche Weise verraten. Diese Tat verändert alles."
  • "In 1970s Afghanistan, twelve year-old Amir seeks to win a local kite-fighting tournament with the help of a loyal friend (Hassan). Unfortunately, the Russian invasion ensues and causes Amir and his family to flee to America. Later, Amir returns to Afghanistan (now under Taliban rule) to seek redemption."
  • "Obsesionado por demostrarle a su padre que ya es todo un hombre, Amir se propone ganar la competición anual de cometas. Amir se aprovecha de la fidelidad sin límites de su amigo, Hassan, y comete una traición que los separará de forma definitiva."
  • "Amir et Hassan sont frères de lait, ami à la vie à la mort. Le premier est issu de la bourgeoisie commerçante, le deuxième est le fils d'un serviteur de la maison. Tout va pour le mieux dans le meilleur des mondes jusqu'à une terrible scène de trahison où le fils bien né abandonne son ami pauvre."
  • "Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to th represent, [this is a] story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. [It] is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power fathers overs sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. [The novel] describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, [the author of this novel] also gives us hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption.-Dust jacket."@en
  • "The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara, a shunned ethnic minority."@en
  • "Story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul during the final days of the monarchy. When Amir is forced to flee with his prominent and wealthy father for a new life in California, he leaves behind Hassan, the son of his father's servant. Amir cannot, however, leave the memory of Hassan behind him."
  • "Story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul during the final days of the monarchy. When Amir is forced to flee with his prominent and wealthy father for a new life in California, he leaves behind Hassan, the son of his father's servant. Amir cannot, however, leave the memory of Hassan behind him."@en
  • "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. 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 it is also about the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, their lies."@en
  • "En plus de nous révéler l'Afghanistan contemporain, le romancier réussit une très belle histoire d'amour en ce lieu difficile."
  • "Traces the maturing years of a wealthy Afghan youth and his unlikely friendship with a servant's son in a tale that spans the unsettled period from Afghanistan's monarchy's final days through the Soviet invasion and the Taliban regime, 1975-2001."
  • "A Kaboul, dans les années 1970, Amir et Hassan sont élevés au sein de la même propriété mais dans des mondes différents : Amir est fils d'un riche commerçant et Hassan celui de son serviteur. Lorsque les Soviétiques envahissent le pays, Amir fuit en Californie, pensant qu'une nouvelle vie s'offre à lui, mais le souvenir d'Hassan le hante."
  • "Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son, in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day."
  • "Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son, in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day."@en
  • "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. 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 it is also about the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies."@en
  • "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. 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 it is also about the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies."
  • "Een Afghaanse vluchteling in de Verenigde Staten wordt geconfronteerd met het verleden toen hij als kind een hechte band had met de zoon van zijn huisbediende, totdat een gruwelijk voorval hen voorgoed uit elkaar dreef."
  • "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth 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. It is also about the power of fathers over sons: their love, their sacrifices, and their lies."@en
  • "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth 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. It is also about the power of fathers over sons: their love, their sacrifices, and their lies."
  • "Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, this book describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed."@en
  • "Obsesionado por demostrarle a su padre que ya es todo un hombre, Amir se propone ganar la competición anual de cometas. Amir se aprovecha de la fidelidad sin límites de su amigo, Hassan, y comete una traición que los separará de forma definitiva. = Amir left Afghanistan as a boy and migrated to America, where he has become a successful novelist ; haunted by memories of his betrayal of a childhood friend, Hassan, Amir discovers that Hassan has been executed. Amir decides to recover Hassan's son, who has been enslaved by a man who used to bully Hassan."
  • "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. 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 it is also about the power of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies."
  • "An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day."
  • "Remonta la amistad inverosímil de un hijo de la juventud afgana rica y de un criado en un cuento que atraviese los días finales de la monarquía de Afganistán con las atrocidades de hoy."
  • ""As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark on a dangerous quest to right the wrongs of the past - and redeem himself in ways he never expected - by displaying the ultimate in courage and devotion to his friend." [box cover note]."@en
  • "Amir, haunted by his betrayal of Hassan, the son of his father's servant and a childhood friend, returns to Kabul as an adult after he learns Hassan has been killed, in an attempt to redeem himself by rescuing Hassan's son from a life of slavery to a Taliban official."
  • "In The Kite Runner, Amir and Hassan grow up together in Afghanistan like brothers, although they couldn't be more different. Amir is the son of a wealthy businessman, a Sunni Muslim, a Pashtun, and he's educated and reads voraciously. Hassan's father is a servant to Amir's father, and Hassan is a Sh'ia Muslim, a Hazara, he's illiterate, and he has a harelip. But neither boy has a mother and they spend their boyhoods roaming the streets of Kabul together. Amir, though, continually uses his superior position to taunt or abuse Hassan, and one day hides in fear as Hassan is beaten mercilessly by bullies. The Soviet invasion of Aghanistan sends Amir's family to the United States, but he returns there as an adult during the Taliban rule to atone for his sins to Hassan."@en

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  • "General"
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  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
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  • "Powieść amerykańska"
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  • "Roman américain"
  • "Novela realista"
  • "Bildungsroman"@he
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  • "Large type books"
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  • "Eleberri errealista"
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  • "Fiction in English"
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  • "Beguščij za vetrom"
  • "Vânătorii de zmeie : [roman]"
  • "The kite runner : [a novel]"
  • "Drachenläufer : Roman"
  • "Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul"
  • "Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul : roman"
  • "Kafārah"
  • "ʻAddāʼ al-ṭāʼirah al-waraqīyah : riwāyah"
  • "Chłopiec z latawcem"
  • "Chłopiec z latawcem"@pl
  • "The kite runner : a novel"
  • "Il cacciatore di aquiloni"
  • "Il cacciatore di aquiloni"@it
  • "Il cacciatore di aquiloni : [romanzo]"
  • "Kometa ehiztaria"
  • "Lovec na zmejovi"
  • "Il cacciatore di aquiloni : romanzo"
  • "Vanatorii De Zmeie"
  • "عداء الطائرة الورقية : رواية"
  • "Flugdrekahlauparinn"
  • "Kite Runner"
  • "Kite Runner"@en
  • "The Kite Runner (PB)"
  • "ʻAddāʼ al-ṭāʼira al-waraqiyya : riwāya"
  • "Begushchii Za Vetrom"
  • "Ucurtma Avcisi"
  • "Drageløberen Drageløberen : roman"@da
  • "Bādbādak'bāz"
  • "Badbadak'baz = The Kite Runner"
  • "Flyga drake : en skakande berättelse om en pojke från Afghanistan"@sv
  • "Flyga drake : en skakande berättelse om en pojke från Afghanistan"
  • "Drageløberen"@da
  • "Drageløberen"
  • "De vliegeraar van Kabul"
  • "Bād bādak bāz"
  • "Begushchiĭ za vetrom"
  • "باد بادک باز"
  • "Drachenlaufer [German text], Khaled Hosseini"
  • "Kite runner"
  • "Kite runner"@en
  • "Drachenläufer das Taschenhörbuch ; Roman"
  • "Bad badak baz"
  • "The kite runner : sample exam & SAC essays"@en
  • "El caçador d'estels"
  • "Cometas en el cielo"
  • "Cometas en el cielo"@es
  • "Bābādak bāz"
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  • "Zhui feng zheng de hai zi"
  • "The Kite runner"
  • "Begushchii za vetrom"
  • "Begǔšcij za vetrom"
  • "Chartetoi panō ap' tēn polē"
  • "<&gt"@ar
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  • "O cazador de papaventos"
  • "The Kite Runner"@en
  • "The Kite Runner"
  • "بابادک باز"
  • "Bādbādakbāz"
  • "THE KITE RUNNER"@en
  • "Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul [roman]"
  • "El Caçador d'estels"@ca
  • "The kite runner : book club in a bag"@en
  • "Les Cerfs-Volants De Kaboul"
  • "بادبادک باز"
  • "Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul : [roman]"
  • "רודף העפיפונים : רומן גרפי"
  • "Drachenläufer : [Roman]"
  • "Drachenläufer Roman"
  • "Lovac na zmajeve"
  • "عداء الطائرة الورقية رواية"
  • "Gha kāiṭa ranara"
  • "Ucurtma avcisi"
  • "Vânătorii de zmeie"
  • "Drageløperen"
  • "Rodeph haafifonim"
  • "Vanatorii de zmeie"
  • "追風筝的孩子"
  • "The kite runner [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]"
  • "De vliegeraar"
  • "Drachenläufer"
  • "El caçador d'estels : [novel·la]"
  • "Lovac na zmajevo"
  • "Flyga drake"@sv
  • "Uçurtma avcısı"@tr
  • "Uçurtma avcısı"
  • "Leijapoika"@fi
  • "Rodef afifonim"
  • "Begustjij za vetrom"
  • "The kite runner [HDL Book Group To Go]"@en
  • "Bādbādak bāz"
  • "The kite runner"@en
  • "The kite runner"
  • "Nguoi dua dieu"
  • "Бегущий за ветром"
  • "Les Cerfs-Volants De Kaboul : domaine etranger"
  • "Drageløberen : roman"@da
  • "Rodef ha-ʻafifonim"
  • "Chłopiec z latacem"
  • "Lovec draků"
  • "Tek za zmajem"
  • "Tek za zmajem"@sl
  • "追風箏的孩子"
  • "Majster šarkanov"
  • "Tek za zmajem : [izjemna zgodba o Afganistanu]"@sl
  • "Ngươi đua diêu"
  • "Người đua diều"
  • "Tain yan thit sar = The kite runner"

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