Just finished reading Kite Runner, I have more to say about the book later, but just wanted to share this additional quote:

"America was different. america was river,roaring along unmindful of the past. i could wade into this river, let my sins drown to the bottom, let the waters carry me some place far. Someplace with no ghost, no memories, and no sins.

If for nothing else, for that, I embraced America."

Kite Runner, Page 136