Tropic of Orange: A Novel - Tuesday: Chapters 12 through 14 Summary & Analysis

Karen Tei Yamashita
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Tuesday: Chapters 12 through 14 Summary

In Chapter 12, Bobby receives a letter informing him that a distant cousin is stranded in Tijuana and needs assistance. Bobby is skeptical, but all the details in the letter seem to confirm that the person in question indeed knows Bobby's family. The letter names the province in China where Bobby's mother came from, and it mentions details about Bobby's connection to Singapore.

Bobby is disappointed that he still has not heard anything from Rafaela. Thinking of Rafaela makes Bobby think of Rafaela's brother who illegally entered the United States without any assistance from traffickers or payoffs. Bobby thinks back to the first time he met Rafaela ten years ago. Rafaela's brother did not want her to endure the same hardships he did in getting into the United States, so he had her wait in Tijuana until he found a...

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