Smilla's Sense of Snow - "The City," Part 2, Chapters 1, 2, and 3 Summary & Analysis

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"The City," Part 2, Chapters 1, 2, and 3 Summary

The next morning is Christmas Eve and Smilla sulks in her grief and ineffectiveness in dealing with the bureaucracy surrounding Isaiah's death. The somber mood in Smilla's apartment is broken when the mechanic arrives bearing the Cryolite report noting a second expedition to Greenland in 1966 after the one in which Juliane's husband died. The roster of participants includes an old friend of Fojl's, Andreas Fine Licht, and another familiar name, Johannes Loyen, the director of the Institute of Arctic Medicine.

Fojl invites Smilla to his apartment for dinner; they discuss the case, and Smilla reveals her fear of being jailed. After an explanation of her claustrophobia due to her Inuit heritage, Fojl asks to kiss Smilla but she demurs. Fojl produces a model of a ship with the inscription "Arctic Museum. The S...

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