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Sharp Objects - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

Gillian Flynn
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Chapter 7

Preaker begins to drink to help her de-stress after the day’s events. Camille begins to remember strange memories of her mother. (flashback) Her mother is holding a baby in her arms, cooing to it. The baby isn't anyone that Camille remembers, only that it was a neighbor's child. Suddenly, when everyone was gone and Adora thought no one was watching, she saw her mother bite the baby on the chin to make it cry.

Back in the present, Camille sees Amma going to the family’s slaughterhouse. This is a curious thing for a young girl to be doing, so Camille follows her. When she gets there some animals are being slaughtered. Amma seems fascinated and attracted to the killing, while Camille sees it as barbaric and is disgusted by the place.

Chapter 8

After seeing Amma’s duality first hand, Camille...

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