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Great House - Part I: True Kindness Summary & Analysis

Nicole Krauss
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Summary

In the section True Kindness a father, later identified as Aaron, remembers telling his son, Dov, he didn’t support his plan to be a writer. Dov wanted to write a book about a great white shark that would absorb all of the bad dreams of a group of people connected to it by electrodes. As Aaron remembers, he sits at his kitchen table waiting for Dov to return from a nighttime walk. Aaron remembers how his wife was afraid she would die and leave Dov and his brother, Uri, alone with their father. When the boys’ mother died only a few days before the time of the father’s narration, the father called Uri first because he had been at home all along helping to take care of his parents.

Two days before his wife died, Aaron tried to write...

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