Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Why I'm Not Where You Are (4/12/78) Summary & Analysis

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Why I'm Not Where You Are (4/12/78) Summary

Thomas Schell, Sr., writes his 15-year-old son again. The night before the bombing he writes about living in the Alps. Taking the letter to Anna in the morning, Thomas runs into Goldberg and Anna's despondent father. Anna tells him her father does not want to be part of it anymore. Thomas tries to comfort her over the coming end of the war and Anna cries and announces she is pregnant, and wants him to be overjoyed. He kisses her stomach as the air-raid siren sounds at 9:30. A horrible noise and the walls lift and drop. Thomas needs to find Anna, burning his hands on the doorknob. He never sees his parents again. At the zoo, Thomas is ordered to kill the carnivores, but, unable to distinguish them, he shoots everything. He thinks about...

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