Chapter 41 Summary

Nine months after he arrived at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Marion is walking to the operating room with Chief Resident Deepak Jesudass when a bailiff serves Deepak papers. The Chief Resident takes them without comment and the two of them continue their work. Long after midnight, they are in the locker room smoking. Deepak says anyone else would have asked about the papers, but Marion says Deepak will tell him if it concerns him.

Deepak is in his late thirties and does not look like a leader. Later, when he looks back at his surgical training, Marion knows he is indebted to Deepak for his surgical skills. In the operating room, Deepak is “patient, forceful, brilliant, creative, painstaking, and decisive.” He is a...

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