Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Octavian think is strange about Radeechy's death?
Octavian enters the vault to see Radeechy's dead body. Radeechy is lying with his face slumped on his desk and a gun in his hand. Octavian thinks it is strange that a man who loves to write would not leave a suicide note.
2. How are the main characters connected?
All the main characters are connected. Octavian is married to Kate, Kate is having an affair with Ducane, Ducane is a friend of Mary's and Mary works for Kate and Octavian. Paula, who also lives on the Gray Estate, is Biranne's ex-wife.
3. Why does John Ducane want to break up with Jessica?
John Ducane is conducting an affair with 28-year-old schoolteacher Jessica Bird, but wants to break up with her. First, he does not find her interesting and second, he wants to engage in an affair with Katie Gray. He knows if Jessica finds out about him and Kate she would cause him a lot of trouble.
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