Baba before and after immigration
" In the late 1960s, when I was five or six, Baba decided to build an orphanage. ... Baba paind for the construction of the two-story orphanage, just off the main strip of Jadeh Maywand south of the Kabul river..."( chapter 3 page 14)
" Everyone agreed that my father, my Baba, had built the most beautiful house in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, a new and affluent neighborhood in the northern part of Kabul. Some thought it was the prettiest house in all of Kabul."( chapter 2, page 4)
"I worshiped Baba with an intensity approaching the religious. But right then, I wished I could open my veins and drain his cursed blood from my body"( chapter 4, page 34)
" Amir is going to be a great writer... He had finished his first year of college and earned A's in all of his classes"(chapter 11, page 147)
"Does he think I'm a thief?.. What kind of country is this? No one trusts anybody!"( chapter 11, page 135)
" He reached in his coat pocket and handed me a set of keys... It was an old model ford, long and wide, a dark color I couldn't discern in the moonlight"( chapter 11 page 140)
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