As a child, Amir (who narrates The Kite Runner) lives in Kabul, Afghanistan. Specifically, he lives in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which is known for being more prosperous and having many multi-cultural influences. Amir's life in Kabul is interrupted by the invasion of Russian forces. Later, when he flees Afghanistan with his father, he settles in Fremont, California, discovering that their status as upper-class citizens does not carry over to the United States. Here, he marries and learns about his heritage to a greater extent, as he is better able to understand it. While be returns to Afghanistan at the end of the novel, he does not move there, keeping California as his home.
Amir (from Afghanistan) lives in California.