Boy, Snow, Bird - Part 1, Section 4 – Chapters 11-13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 – Shortly after the wedding, Boy receives a potted plant from someone she’s never heard of – Arturo’s sister Clara. This reminds her of a comment made by Vivian, about how Olivia only wanted one daughter, but the one she had didn’t turn out so well. When Boy questions Snow, she has no knowledge of an Aunt Clara, and neither Mia nor Webster knows about her. Arturo says only that Clara is estranged from the rest of the family. Boy asks Mrs. Fletcher what she knows, and Mrs. Fletcher, who comments on the oddness of Arturo’s family never telling Boy about Clara, reveals that she knows Clara (who is now married to a man named Baxter) from a book she borrowed – a story about “Frederick Douglass”. Boy senses a secret running underneath all her conversations about Clara, and...

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