Postcards from No Man's Land - Chapters 20 & 21 (Jacob) Summary & Analysis

Aidan Chambers
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Chapters 20 & 21 (Jacob) Summary

Jacob visits Geertrui at the hospital and is given her handwritten memoirs. Jacob goes back to Daan's apartment and reads the memoirs in their entirety. Immediately, he is struck with guilt. Now that he knows the truth about his family history, he feels he has no choice but to tell Sarah, who idolizes her dead husband. Jacob knows it will devastate her. The guilt he feels over this knowledge is so overwhelming, he feels one of his "mouse moods" coming on. To keep Jacob's mind off the depression, Daan invites Ton over for dinner. The three discuss the Titus painting Jacob saw earlier in the week. Later, Daan discusses love and marriage, saying that he loves both Simone (his girlfriend) and Ton, but has no desire to marry either of them. Feeling emboldened by all Daan is sharing, Jacob announces that...

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