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Author: Khaled Hosseini

Year Published: 2003

Type: Novel

Genre: Historical, Tragedy, War Literature

Perspective and Narrator:

The Kite Runner is told by a first-person narrator (Amir) who is a writer.


The Kite Runner is told primarily in the past tense.

About the Title:

The title of the novel, The Kite Runner, refers to a role in the cherished custom of battling kites. This yearly tournament draws crowds and bestows honor on the winner.


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