Dept. of Speculation - Chapters 43-44 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Offill
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Chapter 43

The protagonist has her own little room now where she can sit and watch the garden while she works on her writing. Her daughter is doing better and adapting to the country life, which pleases both parents. They still fight though and now their fighting has gotten much more intense. She describes it as them no longer wearing gloves when they verbally go at each other. Whenever she drives by the Holiday Inn, she no longer even notices it.

Chapter 44

The family has fallen into a routine in the country. The wife is still unhappy, but she’s simply resigned herself to that fact. Her husband buys a piano that he can play late into the evening since there’s nobody else around to hear it. She tries to distract herself by going bird watching and learning the names of all the...

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