Dept. of Speculation - Chapters 19-20 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Offill
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Chapter 19

The parents celebrate their seventh anniversary. Her husband writes a song about marriage, but she finds it sad to hear as it talks about how one of them will have to die first in the arms of the other. She talks about how when they first met one another they used to hide things they disliked about each other. For instance, she hated the glasses that he wore, and he hated her bangs.

Chapter 20

The protagonist continues to work with Almost Astronaut. He starts to talk about what makes a successful business, remarking that efficiency is important. She begins to wonder what her life would have been like if she were more efficient, just like how astronauts have to be. When she gets home, her husband is at the computer updating her about a recent earthquake that happened in another country. She...

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