Tropic of Orange: A Novel - Wednesday: Chapters 15 through 18 Summary & Analysis

Karen Tei Yamashita
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Wednesday: Chapters 15 through 18 Summary

In Chapter 15, Bobby waits in Tijuana to meet with the traffickers and consider paying to have his cousin smuggled into the United States. While waiting for the appointment time he looks in the Chinese medicine shops for herbs to help him stop smoking. At a restaurant Bobby meets with a trafficker. The man shows Bobby a photo, and Bobby is surprised to see that the person the trafficker claims is Bobby's cousin is a girl about twelve years old. The girl does bear a slight family resemblance. The trafficker says that the girl traveled with a nineteen year old brother, but the brother jumped off the ship off the coast of Mexico and is presumed to have drowned.

Bobby is suspicious. The trafficker produces a letter, and Bobby recognizes his father's handwriting. Still Bobby is suspicious. The trafficker is...

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