"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."
"Except Baba stunned me by saying, "I forgive you.""
"But no one ever doubted the veracity of any story about Baba. And if they did, well, Baba did have those three parallel scars coursing a jagged path down his back."
It's the happiest day of my life, Amir
""I am moftakhir, Amir," he said. Proud."
""He wants to see my license," Baba bellowed in Farsi. "Almost two years we've bought his damn fruits and put money in his pocket and the son of a dog wants to see my license!""
""Up to this? It's the happiest day of my life, Amir," he said, smiling tiredly."