Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 371 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 1 minute
First Published: 2003
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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.
Quotes from The Kite Runner
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.
And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
There is only one sin. and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.
There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.
It’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out.
Movie Trailer for The Kite Runner (2007)
About Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini is a doctor and the bestselling author of the novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed, as well as of the children’s illustrated book Sea Prayer. Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, during his childhood before moving to Paris. Because of the communist coup, Hosseini’s family was granted political asylum in the United States. Khaled is the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. He currently lives in California with his family. Visit the author’s website →