A Cure for Dreams: A Novel - Chapters 5 & 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5 & 6 Summary

Chapter 5

As the Depression continues more rumors of husbands being unfaithful to wives circulate. Betty sees a connection between economic hardship and infidelity. One such situation involves Lottie's friend, Sade Dupin. After Sade goes through menopause, her husband, Roy, loses interest in her and begins an affair with another woman. Sade endures quietly, but she also confides in Lottie. Lottie asks Sade what she plans to do and Sade says there is nothing she can do. Lottie cannot sit by and watch her friend suffer, so she begins thinking of a way to stop the situation.

Though she never tells Sade that she has intervened, Lottie spreads a rumor about the woman Roy has been seeing. In a short amount of time, the rumor gets back to Roy and he stops seeing the woman. For a while Roy stays home and stops philandering...

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