Faithful: A Novel - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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It is Shelby’s 21st birthday, and her mother comes to town for a visit. This is the first time Sue sees their apartment, and Shelby is very embarrassed by their small and dingy home. Sue takes her to a birthday lunch in a very nice restaurant. Here, Sue informs Shelby that her father has sold the family business because he is so unhappy and because he knows Shelby will never run it in the future. Sue hands Shelby $500 as part of her cut in the family business. She also admits to Shelby that her husband, Dan, has had several affairs on her throughout their marriage. In fact, one of his current girlfriends got him a job in the men’s department at Macy’s since he no longer owns his own menswear shop. Sue hands her a fourth postcard that reads, “See something...

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