About this book
The bestselling debut novel following two childhood friends in Afghanistan and how a kite competition devastates their lives, first published in 2003. Reissued to tie in with a brand new film version directed by Marc Forster, and adapted and co-written by Hosseini himself. The book has sold over 8 million copies worldwide, and it won the Penguin/Orange Readers' Group Prize in both 2007 and 2006. There will be a massive publicity campaign for the film, linking it to the book, with all reviewers receiving a copy. 'Guaranteed to move even the hardest heart.' "Independent"
When the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, twelve-year-old Amir realises that one day he must return to an Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.