Sailor Song - Study Guide Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Alice stays at the town meeting longer than she expected to. Her husband goes to the bar with Willi. Alice eventually goes home and gets drunk. Shoola finds her there and talks to her about her husband and about Ike. Alice realizes she should not have acted as she did toward Mike. She drives out to see Ike. They drink together. Ike describes his hatred for Nick. Ike's comments about Nick's absent father make Alice suddenly attack him. She confesses that Nick is the result of her rape by her drunken father. Ike and Alice have sex. After they have sex, Alice watches the Northern Lights. Suddenly, the peace is broken by Louise, who is screaming that her father's slaughterhouse has been burned.

Chapter 19 Analysis

Just as Ike has begun to reevaluate his life and purpose, Alice has also begun to rethink her own decisions. She recognizes...

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