A Better Man - Chapters 37 - 40 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 37, Gamache thought about the white whale as he walked to sit on the bench overlooking the town. He had looked up the rest of the quote from Moby Dick which indicated the whale was not only “All truth with malice” (115) but also “All that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil …” (370). He knew that it was not only murderers who had demons in their thoughts but also cops, like him. Gamache heard someone behind him and repeated the words that Ruth had said to Homer. He told the person standing behind him that he knew he was at the bridge as well.

Meanwhile, Clara went into her studio to face the truth. As she studied the miniatures, she realized that everyone was right. She had not really tried, just painted them...

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