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The last time I had seen my father? The previous night, before falling asleep.”
-- Ka (The Book of the Dead)

Importance: When the novel begins, Ka’s father goes missing from their hotel room on the way to deliver a sculpture that bears the likeness of Ka’s father. During this time, Ka panics. She contacts both the hotel manager and the police to report her father’s disappearance. Yet, he mysteriously returns several hours later, as a different man than the one who left that morning. The truth is about to be revealed regarding his past.

The sun is setting and my mother has called more than a dozen times when my father finally appears in the hotel room doorway.
-- Ka (The Book of the Dead)

Importance: After going missing early in the morning, Ka’s father suddenly returns in the evening. He tells her that he has objections and does not wish Ka to see the statue she has sculpted. He explains...

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