Orno Pboson met Marshall Gura on his first afternoon at college, a crystalline September day in New York in 1974, washed by recent rain that sparkled on the car roofs and stone stairwells around Columbia University much the same way it had on the fields of newly harvested wheat, flattened by the rea…
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