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The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

Published by Riverhead Books, NY, 2003
ISBN 10: 1573222453 / ISBN 13: 9781573222457
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Title: The Kite Runner

Publisher: Riverhead Books, NY

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.

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First Edition, First Printing with full number line and signed, without inscription, by the author on the FULL title page in both English and Farsi. Book has light bruising to head and base of spine and a very small and light smudge on the bottom/front of the text block. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. Books bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 000566

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Synopsis: The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.
 
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 power 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 America's most treasured writers.

Book Description: "[A] powerful first novel... political events, even as dramatic as the ones that are presented in  The Kite Runner, are only a part of this story. In  The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini gives us a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence?forces that continue to threaten them even today." ?The New York Times Book Review

"A beautiful novel... This unusually eloquent story is also about the fragile relationship between fathers and sons, humans and their gods, men and their countries. Loyalty and blood are the ties that bind their stories into one of the most lyrical, moving and unexpected books this year." -- The Denver Post

"A marvelous first novel... the story of two young boys who are friends in Afghanistan, and an incredible story of the culture. It's an old-fashioned kind of novel that really sweeps you away." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"This extraordinary novel locates the personal struggles of everyday people in the terrible sweep of history." -- People

"A moving portrait of modern Afghanistan."  ?Entertainment Weekly

"A powerful book...no frills, no nonsense, just hard, spare prose...an intimate account of family and friendship, betrayal and salvation that requires no atlas or translation to engage and enlighten us. Parts of The Kite Runner are raw and excruciating to read, yet the book in its entirety is lovingly written."?The Washington Post Book World

"An astonishing, powerful book."?Diane Sawyer

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