When Papa is 37 years old when he tells Raama the true and entire marble game story (Page 104). This is younger than the age at which most people become reflective and analytical about choices and actions in their lives. Why has Pap chosen THIS moment to tell his daughter the haunting truth?
Did this scene remind others (as it did me) of scenes from Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner? Particularly the scene where Amir does not step in to stop the brutal attack and rape of his friend Hassan.