Smile: A Novel - Chapter 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 7, Victor has been seeing too much of Fitzpatrick at Donnelly’s pub. Victor still does not like his old classmate. There, the bartender tells Victor that he thought that he and Fitzpatrick were brothers. Victor is horrified by this observation, and he asks the barman what made him assume they were related. Victor suggests “We’re not alike” (76). Victor says that the two had been in school together, a fact the bartender seems to think explains his belief they were related.

In Chapter 8, returns to 1983, and Victor’s piece about Aileen Clohessy had been released in print. The referendum had not yet passed, and Aileen had quit her position and returned to England. Victor, meanwhile, was “claimed by both sides.” He was invited to offer commentary on a late-night talk show, but he was too nervous to say anything. Because of...

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