The Long Way Home

It had been a long time since anyone in Kotka Miralam Daud Shah, an oasis village near the Afghan border, had received a letter from America. So quite a crowd gathered when the Pakistani postman strolled into the dusty courtyard of Mohammed Azeem's house and delivered the letter. Azeem didn't know anyone in America. The envelope had a pretty stamp of Mt. McKinley and an unusual return address: Detainee, JBC, 160 Camp X-Ray. Even more mysterious, the missive bore the name of Azeem's son, Issa Khan, given up for dead months ago by his family.

Azeem tore open...

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