Defending Jacob - Part Four: Chapters 37 – 40 Summary & Analysis

William Landay
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In Chapter 37, “After-life,” Barber describes the family’s loneliness after Jacob’s vindication. They think about moving away to a place where they can start over. Although they don’t necessarily think Jacob is guilty, they are disturbed by what they have heard about him. Some even think the trial’s abrupt ending was strange. Jacob continues to be homeschooled. Barber is still on paid leave. He wonders how Canavan will handle the situation since she supported Logiudice, which turned out to be the wrong choice. He wonders what career options are open for him, if any. Laurie is guarded in the days after the trial, which Barber believes is understandable. He believes that what she has been through has hardened her.

In Chapter 38, “The Policeman’s Dilemma,” Andy Barber meets his father at the jail and asks his father why he...

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