Autobiography of a Face - Chapters 9 and 10, World of Unknowing and The Habits of Self-Consciousness Summary & Analysis

Lucy Grealy
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Chapters 9 and 10, World of Unknowing and The Habits of Self-Consciousness Summary and Analysis

It's while Lucy is considering her reconstructive surgery options that her friend Kelly moves away and gives Lucy her horse, Sure Swinger. Lucy spends lots of time with the horse and sometimes slips into his stall while he's lying down, careful not to spook him, and lies down on top of him. Then Swinger develops an infection and soon dies.

Lucy says that as a young child, she and Sarah would always rush to the door when her father came home from work. As they began to age, the greetings were less enthusiastic. Then Lucy has a premonition that a day will come when her father will no longer be there for her. She says that after that revelation, she always made it...

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