Songs of the Humpback Whale - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-3 Summary

Jane remembers the day before her wedding because she woke up screaming and did not understand why. Now a speech pathologist for the San Diego school system, she and her husband Oliver have grown distant. She stands by him as a dutiful wife at fundraisers for the San Diego Center for Coastal Studies but they are both unhappy and long to be elsewhere. Oliver longs to be near the East Coast humpback whales. Jane longs to be back in the early years of their marriage when Oliver spoke to her about his discoveries. Jane demands that Oliver be home for their daughter Rebecca's fifteenth birthday. Oliver has committed to a whale watching expedition off the coast of South America. Jane seethes about it but does not speak up because she harbors guilt about their last fight when she ran away with...

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