A real story of an Afganistan boy who does not belong to the majority ethnia, Hazara, and his family, threatened by the Taliban. His mother takes him to Pakistan so as to separate him from the people who killed his father, and leaves him there. He starts a long trek from there, full of adventrue, work, dangers –two deportations to Afganisan included- and ending up in Turin, after 6 years.
The book’s approach is very positive, with an account of great simplicity of the struggle to survive and to have a worthwhile life, in spite of unbelievable contradictions. It is difficult to believe that he can make it in very dramatic situations and to do so with so much moral uprightness. I a few brief lines his friends played to him a joke in bad taste that makes him enter a brothel and come out runnig, thinking it is a clinic.