Dept. of Speculation - Chapters 35-36 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Offill
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Chapter 35

The protagonist opens the chapter by saying even with everything that’s happened, she’s never wanted to end her marriage with her husband. She has thought about sleeping with other people, but never leaving him. After the affair, she started to live a secret life. She has her yoga, but she’s also taken money from The Philosopher that she has stored away, along with uncashed royalty checks and music she has received from two boys. She tells her husband that she sometimes thinks about revenge, but she doesn’t think she could ever act on those impulses.

She thinks about some of her research with the Almost Astronaut. How when ships or probes are launched into orbit they’re light years away from ever actually coming in contact with a star or planet. She later sits with her philosopher friend...

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