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And the Mountains Echoed

December 3, 2014

Khaled Hosseini’s ‘And the Mountains Echoed‘ – a book that once you start reading keeps you emotionally involved all throughout. A story of separation of a brother and sister – Abdullah and Pari – and several stories within, exploring the theme of love and loss.

The parable of the start of the novel is about a father forced to give up his son to a monster. Years later the father discovers that his son is leading a happy life and the monster makes the father choose: take his son home or leave him to his happy life. The father makes a hard selfless choice and leaves the son in his happy environment. The monster erases the father’s memory of his son, but the hole in his soul is never filled.