Mating - Chapter 2 (pages 90-111) Summary & Analysis

Norman Rush
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Chapter 2 (pages 90-111) Summary

Following Nelson's speech Grace grabs the narrator from behind and propels her forward holding her at the hips like a human shield. As the narrator draws closer she is finding Nelson ever more physically appealing although she is somewhat disgusted by herself and the way she is going through her checklist of attributes. Also, she hates being touched without permission but the whole thing feels like fate and she is realizing that part of Grace's problem is drunkenness. The other part of Grace's problem is that her relationship with her husband is over. The narrator moves quickly to establish herself with Nelson as a unique, interesting individual speaking to him in Setswana and being very witty.

The next day the narrator goes to Naledi a squatter settlement where Nelson is rumored to be staying with a native African family...

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