Dept. of Speculation - Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Offill
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Summary

Chapter 17

The chapter opens with the main character trying to buy a bungalow colony, which is sort of like a time share. She wants her and a bunch of her friends to get together over the summer and spend their time up there. Her husband notes that it doesn’t matter, since he’d still have to go to work every day. The family finally finds a new bug free apartment to move in to. When the main character and her daughter are walking back from the store, her child asks her several questions. One of the questions is will her mother die before her. In response, the protagonist says that she hopes that she does.

Chapter 18

The protagonist’s daughter breaks her wrists when she jumps off a swing at the urging of one of her friends. Her mother recounts a previous...

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