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Angle of Repose Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 5, Chapter 4 Summary

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Book 5, Chapter 4 Summary

In long letters to Augusta, Susan describes her life in Michoacan and pours out her feelings. She describes her respect for the Spanish traditions everywhere in the lives and homes of residents, and says she is anxious to settle down. She describes a house Oliver has rented for the family which is near the market and convenient for horse riding. Susan confesses that she has "two great loves," Oliver and Augusta, and says she misses him when he is away but that Oliver's absence makes her think more of Augusta.

Book 5, Chapter 4 Analysis

Susan's letters to Augusta reveal her underlying bisexuality and apparent confusion about why her husband's absence makes her think of her female love object. The reader are left to wonder whether any kind of home anywhere with Oliver will satisfy Susan Ward, or whether she'd be happier in an open...

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