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Cover TextThe 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.
Additional textThe novel that made Afghanistan the talking-point of every book group
Product TypePaperback
Publishing year2018
Publishing date15/08/2018
Pages368 pages
SizeWidth 111 mm, Height 178 mm, Thickness 24 mm
Weight192 g
Article no.36684572


PrefaceThe number one bestseller, chosen as a Book of the Decade by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian
CritiqueA gripping read and a haunting story of love, loss and betrayal. Guaranteed to move even the hardest heart Independent


Hosseini, Khaled
Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved authors. His novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed have sold over 55 million copies all over the world. Hosseini is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California