Black Dogs - Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Jeremy resumes the narrative in 1989, two years after June's death. He wakes up to discover that his wife has returned home from a ten day trip, and is snuggled comfortably in bed with him. Their hands find each other under the covers, and they begin to take advantage of the hour they have left before the kids wake up. Jeremy's hand caresses the homely bump on Jenny's finger which is the remains of a sixth finger, amputated shortly after her birth. She was born with the same number of fingers as an insect has legs, June used to say. Their lovemaking is interrupted by an early morning phone call. Given the hour, they silently agree to suspend their activities to pick up what might be an emergency call.

It is Bernard. He gleefully informs his son-in-law that the Berlin Wall has come down. Jeremy hangs up and...

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