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Netherland: A Novel - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Joseph O'Neill
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This section concerns pages 47-111 of the novel. Hans begins to narrate the second time he met Chuck, during an icy winter in New York. Hans accompanies his friend Vinay, a food critic, on a tour of Manhattan restaurants. At the end of the evening, Vinay and Hans enter an Indian restaurant, and Hans is amazed to find that cricket is being shown on the television (51). Looking around the bar, he sees Chuck drinking with a friend, and approaches him. Chuck tells Hans and Vinay that he is a businessman, and that one of his enterprises concerns kosher sushi (52). They exchange contact details and, a week later, Hans receives a gift and a postcard from Chuck, which Hans opens on a train ride north to a business meeting. The gift is a reprint of a colonial-era book of Dutch nursery rhymes, relating to the...

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