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Angle of Repose Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 7 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 7 Summary

Partly because of his wife's comment to Kendall, and partly because of his friendliness with the miners, Oliver tells Susan he believes the mine manager is waiting to fire him. He tells Susan that Kendall has fired a longtime employee for having the temerity to buy stovepipe in San Jose rather than at the company store. Kendall gives the man 48 hours to vacate his home and tells Oliver Ward to tear down the house. Rather than obey his order, Oliver resigns in a rage. Then Susan and Oliver plan their next move. Susan offers to use her freelance earnings to take care of the family, but Oliver refuses. They decide she will stay with friends in Santa Cruz for a few weeks while Oliver goes to San Francisco to look for a job.

Book 2, Chapter 7 Analysis

Susan's world of newfound comfort and security is shattered...

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