A Constellation of Vital Phenomena - Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Marra
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Chapter 7 reverts back in time to 1996. Natasha slept for days after her return. Sonja tried to get her to talk about her time in Italy but Natasha refused. She had needle marks from prolonged heroin use. Sonja tried to find a psychiatrist who might help Natasha but discovered there wasn't a single one left in the city. Natasha would remain home for seven years and three weeks before disappearing again.

During this time, Sonja struggled to have enough supplies to run the hospital. She saved the life of a man named Alu. Alu's brother was rich and provided supplies and mental health books at Sonja's request. He said morphine was prohibitively expensive but provides heroin as a pain killer. One day, Sonja was walking in the bazaar when she saw a huge ice machine that came from a hotel. She later asked Alu's...

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