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Ann Patchett
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Marina Singh

Marina Singh is a doctor, working for a pharmaceutical company called Vogel in the lab. Marina is forty-two year old woman without any children and was married once, early in her life, but divorced two and a half years later. As a child, Singh's parents, a white mother and a foreign graduate student father, did not remain together and Marina spent some time in her father's native home of India, although her permanent residence was in Minnesota, where she experienced some sense of difference, due to the darker color of her skin. As a young woman, Marina was, at first, a student of obstetrics, and a student of Dr. Annick Swenson, considered to be a genius in the field. However, while in her residency, Marina made a mistake during a C section and blinded a baby. She quit the program and went into pharmacology instead. Marina is...

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