While in America Amir got a phone call from Rahim Khan "standing in the kitchen with the receiver to my ear," Rahim Khan tells Amir "There is a way to be good again." he goes back to Afghanistan after the Taliban has taken over. Amir reads the letter from Rahim Khan "Forgive your father if you can. Forgive me if you wish. But, most important, Forgive yourself." Although Rahim Khan is no longer with Amir he gives him the advice he needs to venture forward in his journey towards a better life, helping Sohrab, and becoming "good again".