Disgrace - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

The chapter opens up with David packing up his things and leaving town. He drives to the town of Salem in the Eastern Cape, where his daughter lives. Lucy lives in the outskirt of town on five acres of land. She had originally moved there as part of a commune, but stayed behind when the commune moved on. She has purchased the land with the help of her father, and now makes her living boarding dogs and selling fruits and vegetables in the market. As Lucy greets David on the front porch, he notices that she has gained weight in her hips and breasts; he imagines this is what happens to a woman when she lets herself go and lives the simple country life. He wonders how he and Rosalind, both city intellectuals, could have raised such a child who likes the country...

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