Chapter 28 Summary

One morning Marion wakes before dawn and runs as fast as he can to the autoclave room, wondering if Sister Mary Joseph Praise could intercede on their behalf. Since his “father” is not going to come and help them, perhaps his birth mother can but is just waiting to be asked. He sits in her small office in silence, looking at the print of The Ecstasy of St. Teresa and feeling as if he is in a confessional but with no desire to confess. After about ten minutes of silence, he begins to talk; he does not want to rush into his primary request. He explains that for a long time he thought all babies came in pairs. While they are identical, he and Shiva are not the same; Shiva is actually his mirror image. Marion is...

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