The Death of the Heart - Part 1, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 9 Summary

This chapter is full of one entry after another from Portia's diary.

For the first day, Monday, Portia writes that she just received the diary back from Eddie. He has had it for nine days and so she now has her work cut out for her in order to catch up. She wonders what he thought of her writing but is too nervous to ask him outright.

On Thursday, Portia receives a letter from Eddie, but he doesn't mention the diary. He does say in the letter that he went to lunch with Anna and, cryptically, that he feels he is "starting a new life."

On Sunday, she meets Eddie although the entry mentions no particulars, saying only that Eddie wouldn't want her to write anything about their day.

Tuesday brings a larger entry. It's about a conversation Portia had with...

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