Sarah Canary - Section ix, chapters 16-18; part x, chapter 19, part xi Summary & Analysis

Karen Joy Fowler
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Section ix discusses Chinatown in San Francisco and the transcontinental railroad’s completion in 1869.

In chapter sixteen, "The Story of Caspar Hauser", Adelaide, B.J. and Chin decide to take Sarah to San Francisco, where Adelaide knows of a women’s rescue mission. Adelaide and Chin discuss slavery and Adelaide talks about how races mixed until people could pass either way. Chin considers how Adelaide had something to say about everything and that this wasn’t an attractive quality in a woman. They discuss why Harold is in pursuit of Sarah. Adelaide suggests revenge, avarice, and fear. Chin counters with hate. Adelaide brings up Caspar Hauser, a man who appeared mysteriously as a teenager, claiming that he had been kept in a closet without human contact. He was followed and killed. It was later discovered that...

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