A Reliable Wife - Part 1 - Wisconsin, Fall, 1907 - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

Robert Goolrick
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Part 1 - Wisconsin, Fall, 1907 - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

This novel of sexual intrigue, betrayal, and redemption is built around the experiences of two characters, Ralph Truitt and Catherine Land, who at first appear to be very different but are ultimately quite similar. As the narrative gradually peels back the many layers of secrets and sufferings in the lives of each of these deeply troubled characters, it also explores themes related to the power of sexual desire, the unpredictable nature of humanity, and the dangers of isolation.

Chapter 1: On a cold winter night in Wisconsin, with a blizzard looming, wealthy businessman Ralph Truitt waits on the platform of the train station for the train that is carrying his mail order bride. Ralph is awarethat the townspeople also on the platform are only there to see his bride and that those...

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