Dept. of Speculation - Chapters 29-30 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Offill
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Chapter 29

The protagonist is starting to notice how unhappy married couples seem. She was at a party with two people with brilliant, exciting careers. All they could talk about though were the small day-to-day things going on in their lives. Afterwards, she noted that the wife seemed to be incredibly angry with her husband. She starts to feel fear again because she thought that she was done until her husband died, but now she isn’t sure what to do. She talks about how the two of them used to send each other letters, with the return address being the Dept. of Speculation. They both still keep these letters. She’s developed a new habit of laughing manically whenever her husband says something, than repeating the word back incredulously at him, just like she’s seen ex-wives do.

Chapter 30

The protagonist notes that...

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