In July 1973, Hosseini's youngest brother was born. This was the same time Afghan power changed hands through a bloodless coup. In 1976, Khaled Hosseini's father got a job in Paris, France and he moved his family to Paris. They did not return to Afghanistan because , communists had seized power through a bloody coup. Thus, Hosseini's family sought political asylum in the United States.
They made their residence in San Jose, California. Having left Afghanistan with only the clothes on their back, they were forced to subsist on welfare and food stamps for a brief period. Hosseini graduated from high school in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1988. The following year, he entered the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1993. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1996.
He continues to practice medicine. Novels: The Kite Runner, Dreaming in Titanic City Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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