The Kite Runner has the distinction of being the first English-language fiction written about Afghanistan, by Khaled Hosseini, a former Afghan doctor who fled his native country in 1980 as it became immersed in civil war. The novel tells of the relationship of two boys who are born, live, and play side by side, yet there is no equality in their connection. Hosseini takes his story through three decades which includes Communism and Soviet occupation, as well as the arrival of the Mujahideen and the reign of terror that followed. This discussion guide examines the complex relationship of Amir and Hassan, especially juxtaposed against the political and cultural backdrop of their time.
This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide (83 pages) for Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner includes:
• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Important quotes from the novel
• Book club discussion questions
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