|Publisher:||Bloomsbury USA Academic|
|Publish Date:||Dec 2011|
|Number of Pages:||136|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.75 x 9.3 x 0.5|
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. Hosseini's family moved to San Jose, California where he graduated from high school in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University. There he earned a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1988. The following year, he entered the University of California-San Diego's School of Medicine, where he earned a Medical Degree in 1993. He completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Hosseini was a practicing internist between 1996 and 2004. While in medical practice, Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner, in March of 2001. In 2003, The Kite Runner, was published and has since become an international bestseller, published in 48 countries. In 2006 he was named a goodwill envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns was published in May of 2007. Currently, A Thousand Splendid Suns is published in 25 countries. Riverhead Books released Hosseini's third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, on May 21, 2013. As of the week of June 3, 2013, it was on The New York Times bestseller list.
A graphic novel adaption of the award-winning, internationally bestselling The Kite Runner 1970s Afghanistan: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives...
Since its publication in 2003, The Kite Runner has sold eight million copies worldwide. Through Khaled Hosseini’s brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to life. Now in this beautifully illustrated, four-colour graphic novel adaptation, The Kite Runner is given a vibrant new life which is sure to compel a new generation of readers.
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