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The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini

Label
The kite runner
Title
The kite runner
Statement of responsibility
Khaled Hosseini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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.
Awards note
ALA Notable Books, 2004.
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
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3608.O832
LC item number
K58 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
PerformerNote
Saïd Taghmaoui, Shaun Toub, Homayoun Ershadi, Khalid Abdalla, Zekiria Ebrahim, Directors: Marc Forster
Reading level
5.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Male friendship
  • Social classes
  • Afghanistan
  • Betrayal
  • Boys
  • Social classes
  • Betrayal
  • Boys
  • Male friendship
  • Social classes
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm51615359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780747573395
Lccn
2003043106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)51615359
Label
The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini
Publication
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
ocm51615359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780747573395
Lccn
2003043106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)51615359

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