Chapter 11 Summary
Greg is back in his sublet apartment in California, working night shifts at the hospitals. He knows he is able to help people here, but he is eager for his bank account to grow so he can return to Pakistan and finish what he started. As he walks home after a shift at the burn unit, he sees a car parked in front of his apartment. A sleepy Marina has come to see him in person because he did not answer his phone all night. She confesses she made a mistake with the former boyfriend and makes an overture to resume their relationship. Greg tells her the opportunity has passed and walks wearily up to his miserable third-floor apartment. Now he sees his time here not as a sign of failure but as time...
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