Chapter 9 Summary
The People Have Spoken
It is almost Christmas as Greg steps off the plane at the San Francisco airport. He looks around hopefully for Marina, though when they talked last he was unsure if she got his flight information on their hasty international call. He dials her home number from a pay phone and starts to leave a message. Marina picks up the phone and tells him they need to talk, that “things have changed” since he left. Greg hangs up and heads for her house; he has not showered in three days and is apprehensive about this meeting. He hopes Marina understands that he had no money to spare for calls home while he was away and determines to make it up to her and her daughters now that he is home....
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