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Breathing Lessons Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2 Summary

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Part 2 Summary

Ira has reached the 50-year point in his life, and he spends a lot of time reflecting on what has passed and what may come, but for the most part he notices how people seem to squander their lives on petty grievances and ambitions. Not that he is any paragon of monumental activities; his plans of medical school were squelched early and he never got past working in his father's framing shop.

Ira doesn't take any particular pleasure in his children, either. Jesse, who can't sing a note, refuses to believe that he can't be a rock star even though it has cost him his marriage and his child. Daisy has distanced herself emotionally, and soon will increase that distance with her departure for an Ivy League college. Ira is particularly baffled by his marriage to Maggie. He would say that he loves her, but he's not...

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