The Left Hand of Darkness - Chapter 19, Homecoming Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19, Homecoming Summary

Encouraged by the sight of the Esherhoth Crags, the first thing in seven weeks that isn't ice or snow or sky, Estraven and Genly continue onward. But the going is tougher. The ground pock-marked with crevasses and holes and light, making it hard to see. At one point, Estraven falls down a crevasse but because he is harnessed to the sledge, Genly can pull him up and out. They switch places, but Genly is petrified of falling. The going is slow, each step unsure. Eventually, Genly stands motionless and cries. The tears freeze his eyes shut. They set up camp immediately.

The next day they move northeast until eventually there are no more cracks in the ice. They are on two-thirds ration because this new route will add between 20 and 50 miles to their journey. On each of the next four days...

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