Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Why I'm Not Where You Are (5/21/63) Summary & Analysis

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Why I'm Not Where You Are (5/21/63) Summary

Thomas' letter to his son (Oskar's dad) resumes saying he and his wife have many minute rules. He helps her learn slang and is filled with other people's joy. The two have "nothing places," which allow one complete privacy. They hang a blueprint of the apartment, marked off in Somethings and Nothings. Thomas feels the weight of the many lives he is not living. He would give anything not to think of Anna. Their fathers are friends. One day,in the middle of Europe, on the brink of losing everything, Thomas literally runs into Anna. Helping one another up, they see they have been walking past one another for six days, and Thomas asks if Anna likes him.

Thomas wonders how many doppelgangers he has and if they have made the same mistakes...

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