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Cutting for Stone Part 3, Chapter 17: "Tizita"

By Abraham Verghese

Part 3, Chapter 17: "Tizita"

  • Marion, the baby, grabs his nanny's breast while Shiva, his twin, sends him psychic messages to put it to his mouth. The twins seem to share experiences.
  • Almaz, the nanny, sings the Ethiopian song "Tizita" to the boys, and Marion will continue to hear the song wherever he goes, wherever there are Ethiopians.