Monday, 25 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 56. Relationships. The Kite Runner. Extra Reading

The Kite Runner is a novel by the author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003. It is Hosseini's first novel and was adapted into a film of the same name in 2007.

Summary: In the 70's in Afghanistan, the Pashtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their Hazara servant Ali, are raised together in Amir's father's house, playing on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father Baba blames him for the death of his mother in the delivery, and also that his father loves and prefers Hassam to him. In return, Amir feels a great respect for his father's best friend Rahim Khan, who supports his intention to become a writer. After Amir has won a competition flying his kite, Hassam runs to bring a kite to Amir, but he is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite; the coward Amir witnesses the assault but does not help the loyal Hassan...

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