The book starts from a journey of a man as a young boy who grew up in the 70's decade of Afghanistan when lives were peaceful in a way with no bullets, killings and mass murders. It'll take you through the turmoil and insecurities of his mind for being the lucky one among the two of the kids in the house. A story about integrity, loyalty and friendship. Friendship that transcends beyond groups, Shias and Sunnis, Hazaras and Aghas, poor and rich. When a Taliban dominated violence struck nation forces a guilty man to return for redemption and find peace within by doing things right.
Captivating, heart breaking and soul warming all at the same time. It is one of those books that helps you recollect the innocence of your childhood. There is no point in the book when you would not sympathize for Hassan and later his son. It leaves you filled with true emotions that is fading with times. An amazing read and highly recommended book for readers.