Ancient Light - Pages 20-29 Summary & Analysis

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Lydia comes up to the attic where the narrator is writing. She tells him an American woman called to offer him the lead role in a film. When he asks if the caller left a number, Lydia looks at him puzzled. The narrator explains this is the look she often has the day after one of her episodes. Since their pregnant and single twenty-seven year-old daughter committed suicide by throwing herself over a cliff on a foreign coastline, Lydia has night terrors where she runs through the house looking for Cass.

The narrator describes the shared grief he and his wife have. He also mentions that her real name is Leah, but that when they first met, he misunderstood her name to be Lydia. The name has stuck ever since. Additionally, he talks about waking up one morning to what seemed...

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