A heart-wrenching story from the international bestselling creator of The Kite Runner
On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they look forward to morning time to damage and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather’s house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees within the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother’s goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, within the days before the sky spat bombs they usually needed to flee.
When the sun rises they and the ones around them will gather their possessions and embark on a dangerous sea journey searching for a new home.