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Angle of Repose - Book 2, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 2 Summary

No sooner does Susan Ward arrive at her new home than bad news arrives for her in the form of a letter from Augusta telling her of the death of Augusta's baby from diphtheria. Immediately, Susan is torn between her two worlds and filled with the realization of the huge continent that separates her from Augusta. The reader gets a sense not only of separation in time and space, but of profound isolation that plays a significant part in the lives that Oliver and Susan live; not only isolation from their friends and family but ultimately from each other. Susan feels her isolation acutely, since Oliver is gone at the mine from sunrise to sunset six days a week. Even the perpetual sunshine seems only to deepen her sense of isolation.

Book 2, Chapter 2 Analysis

Susan copes with her sense of isolation by writing copious letters...

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