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29/05/2003 "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini is published

The Kite Runner is the first novel by Khaled Hosseini. It tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet military intervention.