The Accidental Tourist - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Muriel is telling Macon about her early-married life. The baby was the reason she got married and the reason she got divorced. Muriel was pregnant when she and Norman were married, there were complications, he was born severely premature, and would have problems all his life. Norman couldn't take the medical bills and the fact that his son was not like any others so he left. Muriel and her son, Alexander, have squeezed out a life ever since. At one point as they are talking, she looks up at Macon, something catches in him, and he feels an overwhelming urge to make a connection so he bends and kisses her. It surprises both of them, maybe Macon a little bit more so.

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