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1 Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner
New York, New York, U.S.A. Riverhead Books 2003 1-57322-245-3 / 9781573222457 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Green boards quarterbound in black cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. Burgundy endpapers. 324pps. There is a remainder dot and a small touch of soiling on the bottom of the textblock, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed with a touch of crinkling at the head of the spine; the original price (24.95) is intact. A very nice, presentable copy.

"...An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from the final days of Afghanistan’s monarchy to the atrocities of the present.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. And it is also about the power of fathers over sons -- their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, bringing to mind the large canvasses of the Russian writers of the nineteenth century. But just as it is old-fashioned in its narration, it is contemporary in its subject -- the devastating history of Afghanistan over the past thirty years. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful debut..."

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