A Gate at the Stairs - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Four finds Tassie in her apartment the week before the spring semester begins. The kitchen and refrigerator are a mess, with mold and decay on the bread and strawberries and other foods. She receives a check from Sarah, but did not calculate her hours to judge whether the amount was sufficient. Tassie spends her time reading magazines and surfing the internet. She finally hears from Sarah. On the phone, Sarah refers to Mary-Emma as Emmie and Tassie asks if she still responds to Mary and Sarah does not know. Later,

Tassie walks to Sarah and Edward’s house, not minding the cold. She notes the broken gate at the top of the porch steps and rings the bell. Sarah answers wearing a white chef’s coat and has Tassie sample some food in the kitchen. As they talk, they realize that they are...

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