Songs of the Humpback Whale - Chapters 39-41 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 39-41 Summary

On July 13, 1990, Rebecca is greeted like a celebrity by Arlo van Cleeb. She goes out to the field and climbs through the remains of the wreckage. She finds her seat. There she remembers waking up in the hospital to see her parents cuddled up together asleep. The wind howls through the metal and the corn stalks like ghosts of the people killed in the crash. Rebecca covers her ears and runs out of the wreckage screaming.

While Rebecca climbs through the ruins of the Midwest Airlines Flight 997 crash, Jane remembers how she put holes in her diaphragm to get pregnant because Oliver did not want children yet. Jane blames herself for putting Rebecca in danger as if it is cosmic payback for tricking Oliver into having a child and for leaving him. She remembers finding her daughter at the hospital under...

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