SOUVENIRS/ KELSIE HAHN

He came back from Peru, alone for the first time, and a few weeks later the doctor showed him magnified, gross-out pictures of heaps of coiled worms and even closer pictures of circular mouths lined with bristling teeth, and she said in a narrow pitch that, “I’m sorry, but you’ll have these for the rest of your life.” At home, he ate a piece of unwashed fruit. He said, “Hello little friends, hello.”

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