I’ve finally read it. After months of people asking me if I’d read it, I can finally reply, ‘yes’.
And it was worth the wait. Some parts I had to close my eyes and breathe for a second, and sometimes I wondered how all of it was going to come together, but it really gave me a view of Afghanistan I didn’t have before. What I found especially thoughtworthy was how this all happened in the recent past. The dates of each chapter weren’t 1843, or 1624, but 1979 and even 2001 and 2003. How can those kind of state-sanctioned horrific things happen in this day and age? Poor Mariam.
reading: The Book of Air and Shadows by Michel Gruber