A Thousand Splendid Suns

What does Laila tell Zalmai about Rasheed?

page 353 of the book

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Laila tells her son that his father has gone away.

"Where is Baba jan?"

"Baba jan has gone away," Laila said, her throat closing up again.

And there it was, spoken for the first time, the great, damning lie.How many more times would this lie have to be told?


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