Satin Island - Chapters 1 – 3 Summary & Analysis

Tom McCarthy
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Chapter 1

1.1 – U. explains that things like the Shroud of Turin are foundational myths on which order and reality are built, and that people are always looking through a shroud, never seeing the precise truth. Though some testing dates the Shroud to the thirteenth century, the faithful are not concerned.

1.2 – U. is stuck in Turin because a private jet ignored ground control regarding its flight, and using the time to look things up online.

1.3 – U. looks up the Shroud of Turin during this time, comparing the Crown of Jesus with jutting thorns to the hub of the Torino-Caselle hub airport. U. then looks up splines and ratchet mechanisms.

1.4 – U. has a memory of coasting down a hill on a bike as a child, pedaling in the opposite direction which gave him a sense of vertigo and slight nausea, a feeling he now has waiting at...

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