The Kite Runner Setting

Khaled Hosseini
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Afghanistan

This is the overall setting in which a great deal of the action takes place. The country is real and the descriptions of the war-torn neighborhoods seem accurate and believable. The most important settings in this country are the neighborhood where Amir and Hassan live as children, San Francisco where Amir lives with his father and later as a husband, and several towns in the Middle East during Amir’s efforts to take Sohrab to the United States. The main house is large and somewhat elaborate, exhibiting the wealth of Amir’s father. Hassan lives in a small hut in the back yard, exhibiting the status of Hassan and Ali.

Peshawar

This is where Amir reunites with Rahim Khan when Rahim Khan reveals the truth of Hassan's parentage. When Amir arrives in Peshawar, he compares the city to Kabul, saying the streets are clean and “lined with rows...

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