Baba once told Amir that there were
"only three real men in the world." He'd count them off on his fingers: America the brash savior, Britain and Israel. "The rest of them--they're like gossiping old women."
Baba loved the power and the brashness that was displayed in America, but he never quite found his place in the land of the free. As Amir put it,
For me, America was a place to bury my memories.
For Baba, a place to mourn his.
America offered everything...
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