At a Glance: The Kite Runner

Written by: Khaled Hosseini

Type of Work: novel

Genre: bildungsroman; historical novel

Main Characters: Amir; Baba; Hassan

First Published: 2003

Setting: San Francisco, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

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