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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
A breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years-from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are inextricable from the history playing out around them
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2007.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2008.
  • British Book Award for the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2008.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
161096
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hosseini, Khaled
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
PerformerNote
Saïd Taghmaoui, Shaun Toub, Homayoun Ershadi, Khalid Abdalla, Zekiria Ebrahim, Directors: Marc Forster
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Male friendship
  • Social classes
  • Afghanistan
  • Betrayal
  • Boys
  • Fictional Works Publication Type
  • Social Class
  • Female friendship
  • Social classes
  • Betrayal
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • 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
324 pages
Isbn
9781594489501
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
324 pages
Isbn
9781594489501
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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