The rebels attacked Southern Sudan, and 11 year-old Salva was forced to flee and separate from his family.
Uncle, where are my parents?
I am looking for them, Salva.
"Salva’s feet kept time with the thoughts in his head, the same words over and over: 'Where is my family? Where is my family?”' (Page 22)
Salva finds his uncle.
"Salva felt a tiny spark of hope. With Uncle looking for his family, there was a chance they might all be together again one day." (Page 61)
Soon, Salva's uncle died, and he went to several refugee camps. After many years, he got to go to New York as one of The Lost Boys Of Sudan. There, he received the news that his father was still alive and in the hospital for a stomach surgery.
"Mawien Dut sprinkled water on his son's head, the Dinka way of blessing someone who was lost and is found again." (Page 105) Salva finally got to know that both his parents were alive. After struggling so much to find them, his hard work had paid off.