The End of the Affair - Book 5, Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, Chapter 1: Bendrix goes to Henry’s house and consoles him with whiskey and conversation. Henry tells Bendrix about Sarah’s illness, which was too far progressed, by the time a doctor was called. Henry says the nurse told him Sarah called out for a priest before she died, but he believes she was delirious, and did not know what she was saying.

When Bendrix inquires about the funeral, Henry says cremation is the easiest thing, and Bendrix feels cremation will be a challenge to the God she believed in—resurrect this body, if you can. He assures Henry that Sarah did not believe in anything. If Sarah got married at the registry, instead of a church, a cremation should be most fitting.

When Henry brings Bendrix a set of pajamas and takes a sleeping pill, Bendrix studies Sarah’s desk, and the little...

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