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State of Wonder - Chapter Two Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter Two Summary

In Chapter 2, Marina agrees to go to Brazil. She begins taking Lariam, an antimalarial drug and soon realizes that, as a child, she had taken the same drug in order to go see her father in India and that the drugs had given her horrible nightmares. Her father was a foreign graduate student from India while her mother was a white woman from Minnesota. Marina recalls her parents being together briefly, but her father moved to India soon afterwards. Every few years, Marina would go to visit and would have to take Lariam. In India, Marina, who looks like her father, felt accepted and normal, whereas she always felt like an outsider in Minnesota. Her Lariam dreams always revolved around losing her father in a crowd.

Marina stops by Karen's home to say goodbye, and Karen reveals she still receives letters...

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