The Kite Runner: Rejacketed

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A&C Black, Sep 5, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
Winter, 1975: Afghanistan, a country on the verge of an internal coup. 12-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father, one of the richest merchants in Kabul. He's failed to do so through academia or brawn but the one area they connect is the annual kite fighting tournament.
 

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User Review  - Julian G. - Overstock.com

A glimpse of a culture totally unknown to me from the perspective of a youngster, the ones most affected by the decisions of the elders. I have read many more books because of this one but this story will stand tall among them. Read full review

User Review  - frkystevi - Overstock.com

Excellent read, just as good as the movie of the same name. Inspiring and thought provoking. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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Section 21
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About the author (2011)

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1980. His novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns were international bestsellers, 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.

Fabio Celoni is an illustrator, scriptwriter and comics author. Since 1999 he has been a regular collaborator with Walt Disney Company Italy. In 2000 he became a staff illustrator and scriptwriter for the Dylan Dog comics series. He is also the author of several other successful Italian comics series, for which he has won several prizes.

Mirka Andolfo is a colourist and illustrator who has collaborated with many Italian comics publishers and children's book publishers. He is the regular colourer for Geronimo Stilton's illustrations.

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