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Cutting for Stone Chapter 49: Queen's Move

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 49: Queen's Move

  • After passing his exams in Boston, Marion decides to eat at the Queen of Sheba to celebrate.
  • It turns out that the owner, the Queen, is Tsige, his old friend from Ethiopia.
  • Tsige takes Marion to her house and tells him that Genet is in New York and has spent time in jail.
  • Tsige and Marion almost have sex. It would be Marion's first time, but Tsige sends him away, telling him that if he wants to do it after he's thought about it, they can.