Cutting for Stone - Part Three: Chapters 17 - 21 Summary & Analysis

Abraham Verghese
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Part Three: Chapters 17 - 21 Summary

Marion remembers what life had been like for him as a toddler. His life is full of love, laughter, and time spent with his parents' household staff, including Rosina - who later gives birth to Genea, and Almaz. Marion remembers when Rosina held him on her hip and offered him her breast. She was singing the song "Tzita," a song that Marion would hold dear to his heart for the rest of his life.

Fast-forward six years, and the twins are known as a single entity: ShivaMarion. Everyone is surprised to learn that Shiva has stopped talking. No one knows exactly when it happened because Marion has always been the twins' mouthpiece. Although he is seemingly mute, Shiva is clearly bright. He can do complicated arithmetic after simply glancing down at the problem; he can draw beautifully...

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