The Second Coming - Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary

Section 1 - Allison putters around her newly inherited and recently claimed greenhouse. She begins to remember some experiences at the mental hospital from the time before she received electroconvulsive therapy. She remembers that her father always found her a disappointing child. She remembers how her mother had found her, an adult, hiding in a closet in her own apartment. Allison had been trying to go down inside of herself but her mother instead committed her to the sanatorium. Allison still believes the only way for her to heal is to gown inside of herself even though Dr. Duk, her psychiatrist, would disagree.

Section 2 - Allison accidentally finds the basement of a house that burned down. She realizes it was the house next to the greenhouse - now her house. She looks around the basement and finds a huge cast-iron stove that...

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