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“The Kite Runner” is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini, published in 2003. Set against the backdrop of Afghanistan’s tumultuous recent history, the story follows the lives of two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, as they navigate friendship, betrayal, guilt, and redemption.

The narrative begins in Kabul in the 1970s, where Amir, the privileged son of a wealthy businessman, and Hassan, the son of Amir’s father’s servant, enjoy a close but complicated friendship. Despite their differences in social status and ethnicity, the boys share a deep bond, bonded by their love of kite fighting and storytelling.

However, their friendship is tested by a fateful event that alters the course of their lives forever. After witnessing Hassan’s brutal assault and doing nothing to intervene, Amir is consumed by guilt and shame, leading to a rift between the two friends.

Against the backdrop of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to the United States, where they start a new life as immigrants. Years later, an opportunity for redemption presents itself when Amir returns to Afghanistan to confront his past and make amends for his past mistakes.

“The Kite Runner” is praised for its powerful storytelling, vivid characters, and evocative portrayal of Afghanistan’s history and culture. Khaled Hosseini’s lyrical prose and poignant exploration of themes such as loyalty, forgiveness, and the impact of personal choices resonate with readers around the world.

With its gripping narrative and emotional depth, “The Kite Runner” is a compelling and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and the search for redemption. It is a timeless classic that continues to touch the hearts of readers of all ages and backgrounds.