The Stars My Destination - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Foyle is sent to Gouffre Martel prison, located near the Spanish-French borders in a deep abyss. The caverns provide the right acoustics for keeping prisoners trapped and unable to jaunte because they cannot get their bearings and the depths of the prison are kept in total darkness.

He learns about blue jauntes from the other inmates. A blue jaunte is when a prisoner can no longer bear the conditions and tries to jaunte out blindly. An explosion occurs and the patient is never seen or heard from again. Prisoners are kept in paper outfits and herded out daily for sanitation, meals and then rehabilitation. Foyle ekes by in this existence, sustained by his need for revenge.

He makes contact with a female inmate named Jisbella McQueen thanks to the acoustics. They converse through the pitch blackness. Together they plot to escape. She encourages...

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