- Publisher: Doubleday Canada (2023-10-03)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 352 pages
- ISBN-13: 9780385699426
- Item Weight: 532.98 grams
- Dimensions: 9.34 x 6.28 x 1.2 cm
The 20th anniversary edition of the #1 Globe and Mail and New York Times bestselling novel beloved by readers the world over, with a new afterword by the author
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the influence of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of North America's most treasured writers.
About the Author
KHALED HOSSEINI was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed, as well as the illustrated book Sea Prayer. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.