Chapter 50 Summary

Now that he is an attending surgeon and can afford it, Marion purchases a duplex in Queens. He maintains a garden, repairs shingles on his roof, paints walls, and installs bookshelves. He is creating a home in the country he calls his home. It has been six years, and he has still not made time to go back to Ethiopia. Everywhere around him he sees beautiful women, many of whom make subtle advances toward him, but he is still alone.

He could have gone anywhere in the country to practice surgery, but Our Lady of Perpetual Succour has become a “war zone,” a place where prominent medical schools send their residents to perfect their skills. Marion is Head of Trauma. There are more resources and personnel at Our Lady than...

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