I need 15 significant events in the life of the main character from The Kite Runner. Can you help?

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Important events from the life of Amir in The Kite Runner (in chronological order):

  • Baba points out Henry Kissinger to Amir at a Buzkashi tournament in Kabul.
  • Amir overhears his father comment that "If I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I'd never believe he's my son."
  • Amir writes his first story. His father shows no interest, but Rahim Khan congratulates him.
  • Amir hears the first gunfire and explosions that signal the initial Russian interference in Afghanistan.
  • Amir receives his first insults from Assef.
  • Amir is witness to Hassan's birthday present from Baba: plastic surgery for his harelip.
  • Amir and Hassan win their first kite championship.
  • Amir witnesses Hassan being raped by Assef.
  • Amir's insomnia begins.
  • Amir celebrates his 13th birthday with a party.
  • Amir plants money and a watch under Hassan's bed; Hassan is accused of theft and forgiven by Baba.
  • Hassan and Ali leave Baba's home.
  • Amir and Baba flee Afghanistan.
  • Amir and Baba settle in California.
  • Amir and Baba begin their flea market activities.
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The Kite Runner

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