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
"Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, 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 nonetheless 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, member of a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When the Soviets invade and Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him." "The Kite Runner 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O525
LC item number
K58 2003
Literary form
fiction
The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini
Label
The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780747588948
Lccn
2003043106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
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Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS131779
  • (BNAtoc) 2003043106
  • 7474507
  • (DLC) 2003043106
  • (HAP)OLD364502
  • 364502

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