Ask the Dust - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Arturo is spending good days writing his first novel, feeling confident, happy and financially stable. He decides to go see Camilla, but she does not look good and is much thinner.

Arturo realizes when she comes to visit that she has been abused by Sammy, with whom she claims to be in love. They drank together and he was able to love her without fear and was able to say all the things that came into his busy mind. She is his true love, even though she is in love with Sammy. They finally spend a peaceful night together, drunk.

Unsure of the season, his days and nights blending together, Arturo is sailing through his novel. He and Camilla go to Terminal Island where Japanese children play on the beach. Camilla has been drinking too much and does not look well. Arturo hates...

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