Before and After Immigration: Baba
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Before Immigration: Powerful
Before Immigration: Prosperous
Before Immigration: Authoritative
"Lore has it my father once wrestled a black bear in Baluchistan with his bare hands... Baba's famous nickname, Toophan agha, or "Mr. Hurricane." (Pg. 13)
After Immigration: Weakened
"They told Baba that running a business wasn't in his blood... So Baba proved them all wrong by not only running his own business but becoming one of the richest members in Kabul." (Pg. 16)
After Immigration: Homesick
"At parties, when all six-foot-five of him thundered into the room, attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun." (Pg 14)
After Immigration: Selfless
"Baba's spittle turned red. He was biting his tongue. I kneeled beside him and grabbed his arms... As if I could soothe the convulsions out of him." (Pg.167)
"'Does he think I'm a thief?' Baba said, his voice rising. People had gathered outside. They were staring. "What kind of a country is this? No one trusts anybody!'" (Pg 135)
"For me, America was a place to bury my memories. For Baba, a place to mourn his." (Pg. 136)
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