Eleven years old and all alone in a strange country, Roham Zamanian awaited his destiny.
The year was 1983, and what had appeared to be the final leg of a journey to freedom had suddenly spun out of control. The smuggler who'd guided Zamanian, his mother and his 3-year-old sister across the border from Iran had enemies who'd tipped off authorities. When the Turkish border patrol intercepted the escapees' caravan, Zamanian's mule, loaded with three or four suitcases, had spooked and taken off with him still perilously perched on top.
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