Native Speaker - Chapter 3 (pages 17-42) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 (pages 17-42) Summary

Leila returns from Europe but she has not returned to Henry.

Dennis Hoagland, Henry's boss, has a habit of calling Henry in the middle of the night to discuss work. He calls and wakes Henry at 4:15 a.m. to discuss Henry's upcoming assignment involving a local politician named John Kwang. Dennis says that he heard that Leila had returned from Europe and Dennis tells Henry he needs him to come into the office more often rather than working from home.

After Dennis's telephone call, Henry is unable to return to sleep. He thinks about how he nearly ruined his last assignment that required him to interact with a Filipino psychoanalyst. Henry thinks about his upcoming assignment and the man involved. John Kwang is Korean and a popular city councilman who may be a future candidate for city mayor. His coworkers assure Henry that...

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