This is a novel about modern Afghanistan. It tells of Amir, who is born in Afghanistan to a wealthy father. He plays with a Hazara boy, Hassan, whose father is their servant, but is haunted by things that he's done to Hassan. Eventually he and his father emigrate to the US when the Russians invade Afghanistan. Many years later, after Amir's father is dead, and Amir has married, he returns to Afghanistan at the request of his father's old business partner. And there's more, but I'll won't say. Despite what my mom may say, I think it's a really good book. I like the narrative tone, and its a powerful book. I loved it. 5 stars.