Songs of the Humpback Whale - Chapters 37-38 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 37-38 Summary

Rebecca recalls tagging along with her mother to group therapy sessions for abused women after the plane crash. While the other women showed their injuries, Jane told of her verbal abuse. Jane stopped going after a while. She probably would not have gone at all except for Joley's recommendation.

In his letter to Jane, Joley reminds her that he had warned her not to send Rebecca back to Oliver. Because Rebecca is a replica of Jane, sending her to Oliver is repeating a mistake. He writes that Rebecca was spared because her plane crashed while Jane and Joley were arguing on the phone. Only souls at peace, he explains, can go to heaven. Now it is perhaps Rebecca's turn to save Jane. The crash site is not cleared for farming because the ground beneath the crash is dead. Joley instructs Jane...

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