A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Dave, Beth, his girlfriend Kirsten, and Toph all move into a sublet in Berkeley after selling the family home in Illinois. Dave spends all his time with Toph since Dave graduated from college in the spring and does not yet have a job. Beth, on the other hand, is preparing for law school and Kirsten is actively looking for a job since she does not have life insurance to live off of like Dave and his siblings. Instead of finding a job, Dave feels it is important to show Toph as much fun as possible that summer to make up for the darkness of the previous winter.

Toph is on a team in the local Little League. Dave goes to Toph's games and practices, sitting with all the other parents. Dave can sense them watching him, wondering who he is to Toph and where their...

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