The Garden of Eden - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

David returns from Cannes in the car. The girl, Marita, meets him and tells him not to be angry with Catherine. When he meets Catherine in the bar, he is shocked at her lack of expression. She thought David had left, that he had gone back to Paris for good. He makes her a martini and reassures her, "We're still us." After three drinks, she insists that being with Marita was not being unfaithful. Still, she wishes it had been David instead of her who had slept with Marita, so she could forgive him. Catherine urges Marita to join them for cocktails and exclaims that their lovemaking was lovely. David suggests lightly that discussing perversion is outmoded. He nicknames Marita "Heiress."

Chapter 13 Analysis

Marita is named for the first time in the opening paragraph of this chapter, after having sex with Catherine. At first, David is extremely...

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