A tenth anniversary edition of the multi-million copy bestseller - with a new foreword from the author
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, published in thirty-four countries. In 2006 he was named a US goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California. His most recent novel is And the Mountains Echoed.
`Hosseini's ability to reach the core of experiences of love and
loss places him in the company of such fine chroniclers of the new
America as Chang-rae Lee. The Kite Runner is a first novel of
unusual generosity, honesty and compassion'
`The shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini... a rich and soul-searching narrative ... a sharp, unforgettable taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by Afghanis as their country buckled'
`A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story ... it is a novel of great hidden intricacy and wisdom, like a timeless Eastern tale. It speaks the most harrowing truth about the power of evil'
'Unforgettable ... extraordinary. It is so powerful that for a long time after everything I read seemed bland'