Dept. of Speculation - Chapters 25-26 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Offill
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Chapter 25

The protagonist reflects on how she could have been more observant during their relationship. This is something that the husband mentions when they’re in therapy together. At her college, they start to send out memos about recognizing when a student might be suicidal. She finds this infuriating because she thinks you should just be able to know by looking into the person’s eyes. She reflects on how everyone is surprised she didn’t know her husband was cheating. They try to come up with reasons, such as him being unhappy about losing the piano, or the fact that he’s getting older. She feels like she wants to cry out for help, but nobody is there to come and rescue her.

She does research on something called the wayward fog. It’s the idea that the one who has an...

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