Dogs at the Perimeter - Pages 151 – 202 Summary & Analysis

Madeleine Thien
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Janie recalls a time when her anxiety and depression worsened, possibly morphing into post-traumatic stress. She involuntarily went into a rage on multiple occasions. For Kiri’s sake, she decided to live in Hiroji’s empty apartment for the time being. One day, Janie receives a call from the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) that says they found some letters addressed to James from a young Cambodian woman named Sorya. She appears to have been married or in a relationship with James in Cambodia. She was arrested in the 1970s and has not been found since then. The narrative then shifts to a memory of Hiroji’s. When Hiroji volunteered on the Thailand-Cambodia border, he helped to treat a boy named Nuong who had escaped from Cambodia. Nuong was eventually adopted by a family in Lowell Massachusetts, but due to problematic legal circumstances, he...

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