Life and Times of Michael K - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

K is weighed in at less than ninety pounds when he enters the medical ward at the Kenilworth rehabilitation camp in Cape Town. The doctor was told that he was running a staging ground for rebels in the mountains. K had collapsed during physical training and had labored breathing signs and a low heartbeat. The doctor asked why someone in such obviously bad shape would be forced to do strenuous exercise. The guard said that K hadn't complained.

K could not keep food down, but said that there was nothing wrong with him. He was placed on a food drip (which he was too weak to fight off). K claimed to be thirty-two, but he looked like an old man. He was familiar with the Cape and he knew the area where the camp had been built. K made strange statements that make the doctor believe that...

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