A Sudden Light - Chapters 44-46, Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Garth Stein
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In Chapter 44, Trevor wakes up at 5:00 a.m., very groggy from the night’s events. Samuel is in the doorway saying that Isobel is dancing again. Trevor takes his grandfather upstairs, where Serena is indeed dancing in the ballroom. It is beautiful. They watch for song after song. Trevor begins to notice that it is hot and that it smells like campfire. Soon it becomes clear that Serena has set the house on fire. She cackles while Trevor starts screaming for his father. Jones appears with a report that fire has spread everywhere. The men climb down the dumbwaiter shaft, but Jones goes back upstairs to look for Serena despite Trevor’s pleas.

In Chapter 45, Trevor returns to a bit of history: the day that his parents met. Rachel was at Harvard, but spent a summer working in Newport. Jones appeared on...

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