A Long Way From Home: A Novel - Part 5, Chapter 3 – Part 5, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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In Part 5, Chapter 3, a social worker contacts Irene and says that he is searching for Bachhuber. The social worker states that Bachhuber is actually of Aboriginal descent and that the child to whom Bachhuber’s wife gave birth is in fact Bachhuber’s child. Irene does not know Bachhuber’s whereabouts. In Chapter 4, Bachhuber arrives at the Aboriginal settlement and is quite awed by the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The residents ask him to work as a teacher for the children there, and Bachhuber agrees.

In Chapter 5, Irene and Titch experience deepening martial dysfunction as they argue during the continuation of the Redex Trial. In Chapter 6, Bachhuber proceeds to gradually assimilate into life in the Aboriginal settlement. Doctor Battery speaks to Bachhuber about the history of oppression that the Aboriginals have experienced—and continue to experience—at the hands of...

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