Angle of Repose - Part IV – Chapters 1 & 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1: Rodman comes to see Lyman. He asks Ada how Lyman is doing and questions his sanity. Ada took care of Lyman’s father who had mental problems near the end of his life. Lyman talks to Rodman about his book. He contends the book is about marriage. Lyman wants to know what kept his grandparents together for sixty years. Rodman tells Lyman his ex-wife has been asking about him. Rodman believes she would like to see Lyman. Lyman will not see her.

Chapter 2: Susan goes to Leadville in Colorado where Oliver has found a new position. She has left Ollie with her parents because he has had malaria. Leadville is more sinister than the other mining towns they have occupied. Oliver must carry a gun because of claim jumpers. The high altitude is not easy on the horses and they frequently die of lung fever...

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