Grace (Lynch) - Chapter 3: The Wonder of Days Summary & Analysis

Lynch, Paul
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This chapter opens with Grace stealing eggs from a chicken coop, while Colly speaks to her about "the wonder of days," which is an awe at the perfect and detailed nature of the way we measure time (105). Colly believes that it is impossible to measure the time that passes in dreams, because he thinks "there's many" kinds of time outside of what we use to measure time on earth. Grace has been wandering on her own since the cattle raid, and has been haunted by nightmares of Boggs, Mr. Boyd, her mother, and of Clackton's body. The famine has only grown worse, and the country seems to be "returning to an ancient wilderness" (107). There are starving people everywhere, and people have grown suspicious where they used to be welcoming and hospitable to strangers. Grace passes by a woman and baby...

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