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Khaled Hosseini

I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills. But I am here, my legs blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat burning. There will be no floating away. —  Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner. (Riverhead Trade; Reprint edition April 27, 2004)

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