In America - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

After the failure of the commune, Maryna goes to San Francisco to try and resuscitate her stage career, leaving her husband Bogdan behind to close up the commune and search for property for them on the coast. She stays with a retired Polish captain who is married to an American woman. But, finding that she needs solitude, Maryna pawns her jewelry so she can afford to live for a few months alone and work on her craft - and on improving her English with the help of speech teacher Mildred Collingridge. She encounters Ryszard, who had gone ahead of her to San Francisco and waited for her. They go to the theater and for a ferry ride around San Francisco Bay, then at last become lovers.

Maryna signs with an agent, Angus Barton, who secures her an initial one-week engagement in a San...

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