And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

By Khaled Hosseini

An unforgettable novel approximately discovering a misplaced piece of your self in a person else.

Khaled Hosseini, the number one New York Times–bestselling writer of The Kite Runner and A Thousand fabulous Suns, has written a brand new novel approximately how we like, how we look after each other, and the way the alternatives we make resonate via generations. during this story revolving round not only mom and dad and kids yet brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the various ways that households nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for each other; and the way usually we're shocked through the activities of these closest to us, on the instances that topic such a lot. Following its characters and the ramifications in their lives and offerings and loves round the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the tale expands progressively outward, changing into extra emotionally complicated and strong with each one turning page.
 

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The four main guys were Chuck, Eddie, Gene and Frank. ” There was no getting in with them … Then a red-headed kid moved in next door to Chuck. He went to some kind of special school. I was sitting on the curb one day when he came out of his house. He sat on the curb next to me. ” We sat there and watched the guys play football. I looked at Red. ” I asked. “I’ve only got one arm,” he said. ” “It’s fake. It’s a fake arm. ” “Touch it. ” I felt it. It was hard, rock hard. ” “I was born that way. The arm’s fake all the way up to the elbow.

The pain was getting worse. Then my father was standing beside me. ” I stopped. “I want you to go back and mow the lawn over again where you didn’t catch the grass in the catcher! ” My father walked back into the house. I saw him and my mother standing on the back porch watching me. The end of the job was to sweep up all the grass that had fallen on the sidewalk, and then wash the sidewalk down. I was finally finished except for sprinkling each section of the lawn in the back yard for fifteen minutes.

There was nothing to say anyhow. The only thing I ever really asked him about was his school but he just said it was a special school and that it cost his father some money. We arrived at the pool in the early afternoon, got our lockers, and took our clothes off. We had our swimming trunks on underneath. Then I saw Red unhitch his arm and put it in his locker. It was the first time since the fight I had seen him without his fake arm. I tried not to look at his arm which ended at the elbow. We walked to the place where you had to soak your feet in a chlorine solution.

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