Een Afghaanse vluchteling in de Verenigde Staten wordt geconfronteerd met het verleden toen hij als kind een hechte band had met de zoon van zijn huisbediende, totdat een gruwelijk voorval hen voorgoed uit elkaar dreef.
Khaled Hosseini (Persian: خالد حسینی [ˈxɒled hoˈsejni]; ; born c. 4 March 1965) is an Afghan-American novelist, physician, activist, humanitarian and UNHCR goodwill ambassador. After graduating from college, he worked as a doctor in California, a predicament that he likened to "an arranged marriage." He has published three novels, most notably his 2003 debut The Kite Runner, all of which are at least partially set in Afghanistan and feature an Afghan as the protagonist. Following the success of The Kite Runner he retired from medicine to write full-time.
Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. His father worked as a diplomat, and when Hosseini was 11 years old, the family moved to France; four years later, they applied for asylum in the United States, where he later became a naturalized citizen. Hosseini did not …Read more on Wikipedia