The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

Dinaw Mengestu
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Chapter 3

In the present, Ken starts to call Sepha each morning, making sure that he gets up and goes to open the store. Sepha remarks that things have changed when he passes by Judith’s house, but he doesn’t go into more detail. At work, he imagines the way things used to be in the neighborhood. When they first arrived everything was run down and it was like living in a ghetto. Over the years, things have gradually changed, until now it has become 'revitalized' and trendy.

Sepha still sends money to his family back home in Africa, even though they don’t need it. He feels like it’s his responsibility for having left home. Ken takes Sepha and Joe out to a strip club, because that’s what Americans do after a hard day of work. Sepha is reminded of...

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