Ship Fever and Other Stories - The Marburg Sisters Summary & Analysis

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The Marburg Sisters Summary

The Marburg girls' mother, Suky, told them stories. She told them how their father had named them red and white: Rose and Bianca. They were inseparable in their youth. Their mother was killed when they were ten and nine. They became wild, and the neighbors referred to them as "the Marburg sisters." They helped out in the winery when their father let them, and he gave them a chemistry set one Christmas. They studied biochemistry in college, sharing lovers and books. They wrote papers together in graduate school before Bianca dropped out. Rose now studies enzyme structures and kinetics at a research institute. Bianca does different things and travels widely. This is the short version that they give to strangers

One night in August 1980, they try to find their way back to each other. Bianca drives across states, thinking...

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