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The kite runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster ; Cleveland : Findaway World, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Hosseini's debut novel opens in Kabul in the mid-1970s. Amir is the son of a wealthy man, but his best friend is Hassan, the son of one of his father's servants. His father encourages the friendship and dotes on Hassan, who worships the ground Amir walks on. But Amir is envious of Hassan and his own father's apparent affection for the boy. Amir is not nearly as loyal to Hassan, and one day, when he comes across a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1598950290 9781598950298
OCLC Number: 64193047
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Narrated by the author.
Description: 1 sound media player (12 hr.) : digital ; 8 x 5 cm + earphones + AAA battery
Responsibility: Khaled Hosseini.

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Hosseini's debut novel opens in Kabul in the mid-1970s. Amir is the son of a wealthy man, but his best friend is Hassan, the son of one of his father's servants. His father encourages the friendship and dotes on Hassan, who worships the ground Amir walks on. But Amir is envious of Hassan and his own father's apparent affection for the boy. Amir is not nearly as loyal to Hassan, and one day, when he comes across a group of local bullies raping Hassan, he does nothing. Shamed by his own inaction, Amir pushes Hassan away, even going so far as to accuse him of stealing. Eventually, Hassan and his father are forced to leave. Years later, Amir, now living in America, receives a visit from an old family friend who gives him an opportunity to make amends for his treatment of Hassan.

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