A Map of the World - Part 1, Alice, Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Alice, Chapters 5-6 Summary

Always low in self-esteem, Alice sees herself as history's worst villain. She recalls the ride home, Howard bemoaning the coffin and telling her to forget Glevitch and go to bed. She appreciates Nellie telling him to give her time. Nellie sleeps for days, resentful of hard farm life, feeling alone in her disgrace and unable to cope with house and children. Alice talks to Lizzy and cannot imagine what lesson Lizzy's death could serve. She avoids a talk with Nellie about her frame of mind, walking to the taboo pond and wondering if Theresa will ever be able to visit the farm again. In the woods, Alice comes upon Theresa, who is screaming and has resumed smoking. Theresa confesses that it is hard to see Alice. There are no adequate words for either of them. Theresa misses Alice but cannot phone...

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