The Kite Runner

Paperback, 371 pages

English language

Published Oct. 23, 2007 by Riverhead Books.

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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. It is also about the power of fathers over sons: their love, their sacrifices, and their lies.

16 editions


  • Male friendship -- Fiction.
  • Social classes -- Fiction.
  • Betrayal -- Fiction.
  • Boys -- Fiction.
  • Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Fiction.
  • Afghanistan -- Fiction.