Chapter 27 Summary

Anyone who had been close to General Mebratu is being hanged. Dr. Ghosh seems to be alive only because of the prayers of his family and legions of friends and because he is an Indian citizen. In his despair, Marion thinks about Thomas Stone. Before the coup, Marion would go for months without thinking of him, for he had never seen the man and did not know he wrote a famous textbook. (Hema had removed all copies of the book from Missing when he left). He finds it hard to believe his father was as white-skinned as Matron is; an Indian mother is not as difficult to imagine. Now, in his greatest need, Marion wonders why his father is not here to love and support him—especially when he needs to free the only father he has ever known...

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