Are You in the House Alone? - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Richard Peck
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Chapter 5 Summary

Gail allows the tears to fall and instantly her mother thinks that Steve has caused them. When Gail cannot tell her mother about the note, she tries her best to tell her what is wrong with her has nothing to do with Steve. Instantly, her mother begins to wonder if they are having sex, but she cannot get the words out to ask. Gail asks her mother not to ask her that. Just then, Gail's father honks the Volvo's horn announcing his arrival. Just before he entered, Gail's mother emptied the contents of her glass into the kitchen sink.

Later in the week, her mother begins a night class at Danbury, which happens to fall on the same night that her father has an architectural meeting. As in the past, they leave Gail home alone, usually a luxury for Gail. Not this night...

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