Chapter 35 Summary

When they took down her mother’s body from the rafter and buried her in Gulele Cemetery, Genet’s vivacious and lively self died and was buried with her. She now attends Empress Menen School and wears the same uniform as every other girl in attendance; her only adornment is a St. Bridget’s cross around her neck. Genet wants to blend in with the crowd.

On Saturday evenings, Marion’s new ritual is to visit Genet at school, just up the hill from the palace where General Mebratu and Zemui had taken hostages and accomplished their bloodless coup. She could have come home on weekends, but now Missing evokes bad memories for her, and she insists she is happy at Empress Menen. The strict Indian teachers are very good,...

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