And the Mountains Echoed - Chapter 2, Fall 1952 Summary & Analysis

Khaled Hosseini
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In Chapter Two, Fall 1952, Saboor sets out for Kabul the following morning with Pari. Abdullah refuses to be left behind. Saboor hits Abdullah and throws rocks at him, but Pari cries out for her brother and Abdullah continues to follow. Saboor finally gives in and allows Abdullah to go along. During the early part of the trip, Abdullah finds feathers and gives them to Pari. She has a tea tin box at their home in Shadbagh where she keeps the feathers she finds.

Abdullah lives with his father and Parwana, his stepmother. His mother died giving birth to Pari. His half-brother, Omar, was one of three babies who died two winters earlier. He now has another half-brother, Iqbar. Abdullah knows Saboor blames himself for Omar's death, believing he needs to earn more money in order to provide for his family. Abdullah's perception of...

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