Faithful: A Novel - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Shelby starts an affair with the veterinarian, Harper. He is married, but claims to be in a loveless marriage, and Shelby is, of course, dating Ben. For months, she tries to find the right time to break up with Ben, and she decides to do it the night of his graduation from pharmacy school. Shelby pulls Ben into the women’s bathroom at a restaurant while ben’s parents wait at the table. Ben becomes extremely angry at Shelby for how and when she breaks up with him, but the two of them return to the table and finish dinner with his parents anyway.

Ben immediately moves out of the apartment, taking very few things with him. Shelby continues her relationship with Harper and assumes that he will end his marriage soon. The two see one another for close to one year and Harper...

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