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Cutting for Stone Chapter 16: Bride for a Year

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 16: Bride for a Year

  • One day, while Ghosh is operating, he's called to an emergency by Hema.
  • It turns out that Ghosh is supposed to participate in a naming ceremony for the boys.
  • Ghosh goes to the ceremony and then heads back to work.
  • Ghosh tells Hema that he had an offer to move to the United States but that he had passed it up to be with her. Then they have sex.
  • Mhm.
  • The next morning, Ghosh asks Hema to marry him, and she agrees to marry him for one year, with a renewable contract.
  • Whatever works, we guess.