If Amir had been hoping for a placid taxi ride in Peshawar, he was sorely disappointed.  Gholam’s taxi is “smoke-filled,” and Amir sits on “shredded upholstery,” while Gholam, “a chain-smoking, sweaty little man,” talks non-stop, just barely missing collisions (Kite Runner 195).  This bumpy ride presages many of Amir’s other experiences in Pakistan.


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A career educator who has worked in New York, Oklahoma, California and Georgia--with high school students. I agree with Michelangelo, who allegedly said at age eighty-seven, "I am still learning."

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