Neverwhere - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Richard returns to his old life, discovering that his employer has promoted him to junior partner. His newfound confidence inspires him to negotiate recompense from his negligent former landlord, which includes a furnished penthouse apartment and, eventually, the return of his lost possessions. Day after day, Richard can't bring himself to unpack the objects of his former life.

Richard becomes increasingly restless. When Jessica tries to patch things up, Richard shows no interest, explaining to her that he's changed. Riding the tube, Richard finds himself searching the faces around him, wondering if any of them are from London Below.

After work one day, Richard joins some coworkers for a night on the town. In the midst of such a mundane scene, Richard sees the trajectory of his life's path, a suburban dream of a wife and children. He leaves his coworkers for the cool night air outside...

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