NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
A BOOK OF THE DECADE, CHOSEN BY THE TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH AND GUARDIAN
“A gripping read and a haunting story of love, loss and betrayal. Guaranteed to move even the hardest heart’
Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
‘Shattering … devastating and inspiring’ Observer
‘Hosseini is a truly gifted teller of tales … he’s not afraid to pull every string in your heart to make it sing’ The Times
Rings true with tenderness and truth’ Daily Mail
A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story of a life crippled by an act of childhood and cowardice and cruelty … It speaks the harrowing truth about the power of evil, personal and political, and intoxicates, like a high-flying kite, with the power of hope’