Available exclusively in paperback from Lectorum, this moving novel is set in Afghanistan in the winter of 1975. Young Amir, in an effort to prove to his father how mature he is, decides he is going to win the annual kite contest, regardless of who he has to hurt in the process. This includes his faithful companion/servant Hassan. Even with the passing of the years Amir never forgets how he lost the best friend he ever had. This New York Times bestseller has already been released on the silver screen.