In The Lightless Sky, the first book to tell the modern refugee crisis from a firsthand perspective, Gulwali Passarlay recalls his remarkable journey in search of safety in the West. In 2006, Passarlay became a refugee after being forced to flee his home in Afghanistan. He was only twelve-years-old. Without family by his side, Passarlay faced unspeakable cruelty, brutality, and terror around every turn. Despite everything he endured, Passarlay never lost hope or his determination to stay alive. Read an excerpt.