The New York Times best-selling novel, “The Kite Runner,” will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. at McFadden’s Hot Spot next door to the Danville Public Library.
Brenda Arnold will lead the discussion on “The Kite Runner,” the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan, his father’s young Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, “The Kite Runner” is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
The program is free and open to the public. Participants will be eligible to win a copy of the book donated by the Friends of the Library as a door prize.