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I Know This Much Is True Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 13-16 Summary

Wally Lamb
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Chapters 13-16 Summary

In Chapter 13, Dominick recalls in third grade lying about Penny Ann Drinkwater on the day she disappears. A week later, her body is found. Her twin, Ralph, is a ferocious character whom Dominick does not see again until tenth grade, when they sit together in American history. Ralph is thrown out for taking the Indians' side on Manifest Destiny, and Dominick feels bad for not sticking up for the oppressed.

Chapter 14 finds Thomas, ten days into his stay at Hatch, "holding his own," according to Sheffer and Patel, who summons Dominick to a meeting. Seeing young dance students triggers memories of his daughter Angela's death and funeral and how he and Dessa drift apart. Dessa blames Dominick's toxic anger. Suffering an anxiety attack while teaching, Dominick switches to house painting. Little girls makes him think about what might have been. Chapter 15 depicts the therapy session...

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