In the Lake of the Woods - Chapter 24 through 31 Summary & Analysis

Tim O'Brien
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Chapter 24 through 31 Summary

Chapter twenty-four is another "Hypothesis." In this chapter, the author suggests that Kathy commits suicide. He says that she was taking anti-depressants and that she'd always felt guilty for her affair though by now she can no longer remember details about Harmon, even down to the color of his eyes. She recalls the days she spent with Harmon at a resort in Maine called Loon Point. There, they dance in public one night and the danger of the situation excites Kathy. She is "giddy" with the sensations but on the morning of the fourth day she tells Harmon that the affair is a mistake, that she loves John, and returns home early. She arrives at their apartment before John and has a long bath before making dinner. He asks about her trip, having believed she was visiting an old friend, and...

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