The Shell Collector Summary
Anthony Doerr

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The Shell Collector Summary

Anthony Doerr’s “The Shell Collector” is the first story in his collection by this title, which appeared in 2002. The eight stories included depict unusual characters, often in exotic places. In “The Shell Collector,” which is set near Lamu, Kenya, the blind protagonist, a man of sixty-three, gains international notoriety after two people dangerously sick with malaria are suddenly healed by being exposed to the poisonous venom of...

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