Chapter 23 Summary

In 1987, Leonard Marnham returns to Germany, just over thirty years after he left Maria and Glass at the airport. He has a family now, and he owns a business that makes parts for hearing aids. He marvels at the changes that have taken place, particularly the angry youth and the abundance of graffiti. His first visit is to Maria’s old apartment; he finds the building much changed but still intact. The apartment complex is even slummier and more dangerous than he remembers when Maria lived there. A group of Turkish children playing outside watch him suspiciously as he looks around. Although he had initially hoped he might knock on the door of whoever occupies Maria’s apartment and see what it looks like, he instead leaves,...

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