Private Citizens: A Novel - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Tony Tulathimutte
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Chapter nine is narrated in Linda's own voice through her diary. The first date entry is marked for the second of February, 2008. Linda notes that after she left the hospital she returned to Eve's. Linda has been at Eve's for a week and she now cares a great deal for Mercy, Eve's baby. The next entry is noted for February 17. Linda reveals that Jared likes street art and is not very responsible. The next entry is noted for February 23. In this entry, Linda notes that Jared's trial at becoming sober has failed. Earlier in the day of the 23, Jared took Oxycontin and is currently passed out in the armchair. The next entry is marked for the 28. Linda says that at midnight, while putting the baby to sleep Jared enters the room. Linda notes he is completely high on pills. Jared remarks that he and...

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