By Khaled Hosseini
An unforgettable novel approximately discovering a misplaced piece of your self in an individual else.
Khaled Hosseini, the number 1 New York Times–bestselling writer of The Kite Runner and A Thousand wonderful Suns, has written a brand new novel approximately how we adore, 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 youngsters 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 so much. 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, turning into extra emotionally complicated and strong with every one turning page.
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The room beyond is well-lit enough that I can see where we’re going: a dining hall full of people and clattering silverware. When we walk in, the Dauntless inside stand. They applaud. They stamp their feet. They shout. The noise surrounds me and fills me. Christina smiles, and a second later, so do I. We look for empty seats. Christina and I discover a mostly empty table at the side of the room, and I find myself sitting between her and Four. In the center of the table is a platter of food I don’t recognize: circular pieces of meat wedged between round bread slices.
I tell myself, as sternly as possible, that is how things work here. We do dangerous things and people die. People die, and we move on to the next dangerous thing. The sooner that lesson sinks in, the better chance I have at surviving initiation. I’m no longer sure that I will survive initiation. I tell myself I will count to three, and when I’m done, I will move on. One. I picture the girl’s body on the pavement, and a shudder goes through me. Two. I hear Rita’s sobs and the murmured reassurance of the boy behind her.
Everyone else changed into the clothes the Dauntless provided for us, but I sleep in my Abnegation clothes, which still smell like soap and fresh air, like home. I used to have my own room. I could see the front lawn from the window, and beyond it, the foggy skyline. I am used to sleeping in silence. Heat swells behind my eyes as I think of home, and when I blink, a tear slips out. I cover my mouth to stifle a sob. I can’t cry, not here. I have to calm down. It will be all right here. I can look at my reflection whenever I want.