The Blind Assassin - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Main Novel, the 1930s

Just before World War II, Iris' marriage to Richard was getting worse. She had suffered two miscarriages and learned that Richard had enjoyed his share of mistresses. She assumed these dalliances were with his secretaries who were always very young and very pretty. They kept up marital appearances by going to parties and gatherings and Iris was grateful that Richard was no longer bothering her for marital obligations.

Once World War II broke out, Richard and his business were in a bad place. He had been too friendly with the Germans prior to the war and stood to lose a lot of money. Following the end of the war, Iris receives a call from Laura. Back in Toronto, Iris sees Laura at Diana Sweets, one of Iris's favorite shops.

Laura told Iris that she had stayed at Avilion after...

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