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Jack St. Bride is falsely accused of rape twice in the novel. How does the writer foreshadow the second accusation of rape? Does the fact that one man could be falsely accused of rape twice seem plausible? Why or why not? Considering what is revealed about Jack's past indiscretions in college, does he deserved to be punished in some way for how he treats women? Why or why not?

Addie Peabody has trouble dealing with the loss of her daughter, Chloe. Do the circumstances of Chloe's conception affect Addie's reluctance to let Chloe go? Why or why not? How does Jack break down Addie's barriers and allow her to love again?

Gillian's true relationship with her father is revealed in the last paragraph of the novel? How does this alter your perception of Gillian? Do you find her a sympathetic character throughout the novel? Why or why...

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