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Are You My Mother? - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Alison Bechdel
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The opening dream to this chapter has Bechdel in college, entering her dorm room. There is blood on the floor. Someone died, and her roommates don't seem too concerned about it. She can't figure out how to use the phone to call the police. Her present girlfriend deduces that the blood of the person who died must have belonged to her father. This dream, saddled with her publisher filing for bankruptcy, means that she has to finish her book about her father. Her life and livelihood literally depend on it.

She's jealous of a lesbian speaker her mother catches on television, Norah Vincent. She's successful, and according to her mother, so smart.

Her mother has had a dream as well. She tells Bechdel that she was looking for a book and finally found it. And as she found it, she became overwhelmed with fear...

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