Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5Chapter One * Jasmine begins her story at age seven. * An astrologer foretells widowhood and exile for Jasmine which she refuses to accept as her fate. * Jasmine's forehead is injured when she falls after being tapped on the head by the astrologer. * After her sisters tend to her injury Jasmine swims and forever remembers the smell from a rotting dog she inadvertently touched. Chapter Two * Jasmine is twenty-four years old now and living in America. * Jasmine is pregnant, living with the baby's father, and serving Indian dishes to her neighbors. * Bud and Jasmine adopt Du and spend Sundays at Mother Ripplemeyer's house. * Jasmine cares for Bud who is now in a wheelchair from gunshot wounds. Chapter Three * Jasmine gives Darrel a ride back to his farm because he is too drunk to drive. * Jasmine realizes Bud is a good judge of character. * Darrel's invitation implies he wants...
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