The Kite Runner is a novel by Khaled Hosseini that was first published in 2003.
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Questions & Answers
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- What happened to Hassan in the alley?
- Why does Rahim Khan lie about the American couple?
- What is the significance of Ali’s first wife?
- Why are Ali and Hassan both deformed?
- Why do Amir and Baba go to America?
- Why does Amir sometimes treat Hassan badly in childhood?
- Why doesn’t Amir help Hassan in the alley?
- Why does Amir want Hassan to hit him with pomegranates?
- Why does Amir want Hassan to leave Baba’s household?
- Why does Amir ask Baba if he has seen Amir’s new watch?
- Why does Hassan lie about stealing Amir’s watch?
- Why does Amir accept Soraya even after she tells him of her past?
- Why did Baba lie about Hassan being his son?
- Why does Rahim Khan disappear?
- Does Amir redeem himself?
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- Chapters Eight and Nine
- Chapters Eighteen and Nineteen
- Chapters Four and Five
- Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen
- Chapters One to Three
- Chapters Six and Seven
- Chapters Sixteen and Seventeen
- Chapters Ten and Eleven
- Chapters Twelve and Thirteen
- Chapters Twenty and Twenty-One
- Chapters Twenty-Two and Twenty-Three
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