The Resource The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini

The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini

Label
The kite runner
Title
The kite runner
Statement of responsibility
Khaled Hosseini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Issues. 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. 'The Kite Runner is a first novel of unusual generosity, honesty and compassion' Independent 'The shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini...a rich and soul-searching narrative...a sharp, unforgettable taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by Afghanis as their country buckled' Observer 'A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story...it is a novel of great hidden intricacy and wisdom, like a timeless Eastern tale. It speaks the most harrowing truth about the power of evil' Daily Telegraph 'Unforgettable...extraordinary. It is so powerful that for a long time after everything I read seemed bland' Isabel Allende
Summary
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.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2004.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
072328
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hosseini, Khaled
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Male friendship
  • Social classes
  • Betrayal
  • Boys
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
Target audience
adult
Label
The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000048120404
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
vii, 343 p.
Isbn
9781408824856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)704895404
Label
The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000048120404
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
vii, 343 p.
Isbn
9781408824856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)704895404

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