Let the Great World Spin: A Novel - Chapter 10, Centavos Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, Centavos Summary

Chapter 10 focuses on the perspective of Adelita, the woman with whom Corrigan was in love. The chapter begins with Adelita and Corrigan in bed together and she shares with the reader that this is first time Corrigan has slept over. As she lays in bed, awake, Adelita thinks about her children, Eliana and Jacobo, do not have school because it is summer and she looks at Corrigan while he sleeps.

She notices that she and Corrigan are not undressed properly, because they were in a rush last night, so she unbuttons his shirt and takes it off for him. When Corrigan wakes up, they talk about how they had too much wine and, by his actions-touching her then pulling away, looking at her then looking away- Adelita can see that he is continuing to struggle with what to do about his...

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