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The Judge is on the alert for such lingerers, because the book of UPA represents the land of Angola itself.
IAEve travelled the world, seen the forgotten silos on the plains, the rusting railroad cars, the forbidding watchtowers, the scavengers in the garbage, the fatigue-smudged faces, the refugees sprawled on the school room floor, the lonely lingerers, the freighters hardening the horizon, the beautiful and the damned.
Staring at the ruins of the village they send their Sudanese nurse to talk with a few of the lingerers, to offer blankets and plastic sheeting for shelter.