Nightwoods: A Novel - Part II, Chapters 1 through 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part II, Chapters 1 through 3 Summary

In chapter one, Stubblefield arrives at the lodge. He introduces himself and remembers Luce as a beautiful teenager during a beauty contest at the local swimming pool. Luce is chopping wood and tells him the house is his, and that he's free to look around all he wants. She then says, almost off-handedly, that the twins might have burned down his grandfather's house. As he's driving home, he is mortified to recall their conversation on his return outside. He'd mentioned the beauty pageant, remembered the color of her swimsuit, and that she'd been eating a Mars bar. Luce points out that she hadn't won and suggests it might have had something to do with her cat-eye sun glasses. Stubblefield suggests it was the fact that she was eating a candy bar.

In chapter two, Lit is out...

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