A Personal Matter - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5 and 6 Summary

Chapter 5 - Waking up after his drunken evening with the still sleeping Himiko, Bird vomits into Himiko's toilet, wondering whether his suffering "would amount to at least partial restitution" for that of the baby. As he berates himself for the foolishness of the thought, he returns to the bedroom, where he finds that Himiko has awakened. After following her advice on how to deal with a hangover, Bird gets dressed and goes in to teach. At the cram-school, and as he painfully climbs the stairs to his classroom, he is interrupted by a colleague who wants him to help bring an absent fellow colleague (a foreigner named Delchef who has recently moved in with a Japanese girl) back to work. Bird tells him that he is unable to because of the baby, and the first colleague responds with sympathy, saying Bird...

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