All Our Names - Section 2 Helen/Isaac Part 8 Summary & Analysis

Dinaw Mengestu
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"Helen" returns to Isaac's apartment after sleeping at David's house for a few hours. She notices that she and Isaac did not really clean up after the previous night's dinner with Henry and she promises that she will clean later. Isaac asks her what has brought her back so quickly and she lies by saying she forgot that it is Saturday. Isaac knows that this is a lie but pretends not to know this. She then proposes that they take a trip immediately to Chicago. Isaac reluctantly agrees and Helen tells him to pack everything he can into his suitcases. While he packs, Helen showers then uses his toothbrush to brush her teeth. Isaac starts to put on the suit he first met Helen in, but they end up making love. As Isaac showers, Helen cooks him a plate of eggs...

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