Surfacing - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3: The narrator walks back to the motel, and on her way, she stops at a store to purchase food for the group. She speaks to the store clerk in halting French, and she realizes she is in “border country,” where she is perceived as an outsider. She then selects several items for food for the group, and notices how expensive simple items like eggs and butter have become. The thought occurs to her also she might find her father on her visit home, but her family and local friends will never understand she has divorced and left her child with her former husband.

The narrator returns to the bar and meets up with David, Anna, and Joe. The narrator becomes reflective and very homesick for the village as the group embarks from the local dock to the island along a very tangled maze of shoreline in...

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