A Tale for the Time Being - Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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Section 2

Ruth remembers sitting in front of her computer screen trawling the Internet for new of friends and family following the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. Ruth spends the afternoon watching clips of bullying and harassment on video-sharing sites. The clip of “The Tragic and Untimely Death of Transfer Student Nao Yasutani” is not to be found. She needed to know if Nao was dead or alive.

Ruth has her friend Callie come to examine the barnacles on the freezer bag. She dates the barnacles for three or four years. Oliver says that three years puts it before the tsunami. When Callie is leaving, she sees the Jungle Crow. She says the locals are upset. They see it as an invasive species. Callie says that in Sliammon mythology crows are magical ancestors who can shape-shift and change into human form.

Oliver is upset when...

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