Still Life with Woodpecker - Phase 1, Parts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Phase 1, Parts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Summary

This section explores key events in Leigh-Cheri's history. Principal among these is her traumatic experience of being forced off the cheerleading squad at the University of Washington, an expulsion triggered by the unexpected miscarriage of the baby she was carrying, fathered by the star quarterback, during an athletic leap in the middle of a football game. Narration describes how the quarterback, after being told of the pregnancy, urged Leigh-Cheri to have an abortion, and how she reacts to the idea in the same way she reacts to the idea of birth control - in the angry belief that it's a violation of her essential womanhood.

Another key event in Leigh-Cheri's life chronicled here is the presentation of Prince Charming to her by Gulietta, the elderly, non-English speaking, energetic, loyal family servant, who tells Leigh-Cheri the same bedtime story every...

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