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Redemption with a near-contemporary twist
on 19 June 2017
There are a half dozen or so themes in fiction. Hosseini’s is familiar enough (redemption) but with a near-contemporary twist (Afghanistan). Despite so much tragedy, the outcome is relatively hopeful: ‘There is a way [for Amir, the Afghan boy who grows up] to be good again’. It is impossible to fault so engaging an addition to the many splendid novels on the same theme.