Songs of the Humpback Whale - Chapters 58-59 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 58-59 Summary

Jane tiptoes into Sam's bedroom at 1:23 a.m. She whispers that she has never been with anyone but Oliver. They talk about marriage, about their age difference, and then they embrace. Jane cries under the weight of her secret. She starts to tell him about her father's abuse when he says he knows. She cries in his arms releasing years of pent up feelings. After that, they make love.

The lovemaking from Sam's point of view is more explicit and physical. At one point, he notices Jane's wedding ring and flinches. Jane tosses the ring on the nightstand. They continue. Jane looks astonished. Sam feels complete.

Chapters 58-59 Analysis

In their few days together, Sam has become more intimate with Jane than Oliver has in over fifteen years. Perhaps they are the soul mates that Joley had hoped they were. Jane...

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