Norwegian Wood - Chapter 6, pp. 143-166 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, pp. 143-166 Summary

Naoko tells Toru about her older sister. She was perfect, self-reliant, and popular, but one day she hung herself in her room. Toru found her body. Toru's sister had episodes where she shut herself up in her room before her suicide, but she seemed to snap out of them and be fine. Naoko's uncle also killed himself, and her father thinks it runs in his family. Naoko says she's deeply flawed and asks Toru to promise to remember me. Toru asks her to live with him, if she gets out of the sanatorium.

After dinner in the sanatorium dining hall, Naoko and Toru play cards while Reiko plays the guitar. Then Reiko takes Toru with her to get some grapes. She finishes her story. Reiko's lessons with her student went well, and they would talk for awhile after the...

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