Chapter 38 Summary

Marion flies from Nairobi to Rome to London to New York. The immigration process when he arrives is so minimal he is afraid he missed it. There are no dogs, no soldiers, no long lines, no body searches. No one is rifling through suitcases or cutting the linings to make sure nothing gets missed. Before he is ready, Marion is outside the Customs area and in the middle of a crowd. Instead of the sea of White faces he had expected to see, Marion sees every color and type among the crowd, and their scents are overwhelming to him. He sees a rather swarthy and scruffy man holding a sign that might have said “Marvin” or “Marmen” or ”Martin,” followed by “Stone.” When Marion introduces himself, the man insists Marion is a...

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