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State of Wonder - Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter Four Summary

In Chapter 4, Jackie, Barbara, Milton, and Marina travel to the beach, while Jackie gets car sick on the way. Over a week had passed before the Bovenders contacted Marina, asking about Anders' death. Marina explains the situation over dinner one night, and the Bovenders express sympathy, but point out that Annick is not responsibility for his death, noting her brilliance, her important work, and her general greatness. The couple argues that Vogel has no right to intrude on the work of Swenson, even if they are paying the bill, because the work is so important and takes time. They decide to entertain Marina until Dr. Swenson can be reached.

At the beach, Milton notes, as Jackie and Barbara show off their youth and beauty, that they are like the parents, and thus, their role is to admire the young couple. Milton...

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