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Unformatted text preview: Without Tariq in her life, Laila feels like she's lost a limb. Her days go by in a haze. Laila's parents spend more time arguing about something, and after a few days they let Laila in on the source: They've decided to flee Kabul. Laila is relieved and overjoyed she's certain she and her family can catch up with Tariq and his family and that they'll be reunited in just a few weeks. That night, Laila dreams she and Tariq are on a beach listening to sand sing. Hakim, Fariba, and Laila begin packing. Hakim has hard time letting go of his books, even quoting a poem to Laila while choosing which books to keep. A few days later, Laila remembers the dream or Tariq as she carries heavy boxes to the curb to be hauled away. As she contemplates the sound of sand singing, a whistling passes overhead and Laila is knocked off the ground and into the side of a...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08