A Bend in the River - Book 2, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 11 Summary

After seeing off the steamer, Salim and Yvette stop for a snack. A family who ran a place in the capital before the revolution owns the restaurant. During the uprising, they moved to Europe and are now here. They have obviously spent a lot of money on the place. Lunch is over, and the people still working are standing around. Salim and Yvette enjoy the air conditioning, the wine, and the smoked salmon. Salim asks Yvette about her relationship with Indar, and she calls him "an encumbrance that has become a habit." Salim asks about the black silk shirt she wore at the party the night they met, and the subject pleases her. She says she is having a lunch the next day for a visiting lecturer and asks Salim to come.

The next day Salim goes to Raymond and Yvette's...

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