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Kite Runner, The


Khaled Hosseini’s novel of a boy growing up in Afghanistan has been given the graphic novel treatment. Critically acclaimed in its original version, it has gone on to sell more than 21 million copies.

On the cusp of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, two boys plan to win their local kite-fighting tournament. But the innocence of their youth is over-shadowed by war, impending adolescence and divisions in religion, culture and status. It seems that the boys’ friendship is destined to share the same fate as their country and be torn apart by forces beyond their control.

This edition has been illustrated by Fabio Celoni and coloured by Mirka Andolfo. We’ve got a preview of the first 30 pages of the book below – click Expand to see it full screen.

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