A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Dave returns to Chicago one December to attend the wedding of a school friend. While there Dave decides he will visit his childhood home and the funeral parlor where his parents' bodies were processed before being donated to a local college. Dave imagines going to the college and talking to the professor in charge of the bodies, to ask what it was like when he cut into his mother's stomach. Dave is obsessed with the image his imagination provides in answer to this question and he needs to know the real answer.

Dave is staying with a couple of high school friends while he is in town. They spend the first night catching up on local gossip, talking about old classmates, especially Vince Vaughn, who has a budding acting career. Dave begins his visit to Lake Forest the next morning, going first to his childhood...

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