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The specific exposition of The Kite Runner occurs in Chapters 1-5.  In these chapters, Hosseini introduces his readers to the main characters, provides detailed information about the setting (Afghanistan--in these chapters, it's Afghanistan during the 1970s, the country's Golden Age), and details the relationships between the main characters. 

These first chapters are also significant in that readers obtain a view of the conflict between Amir and Baba and the one-sided tension between Amir and Hassan. These two main conflicts drive the book's plot and action.

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