The Blue Afternoon: A Novel - Chapters 11-15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11-15 Summary

Kay thinks about her life. She had had a child with Philip, then her husband. The child was named Coleman Brockway and was born April 10, 1930, and died sixteen days later from a congenital birth defect; a hole in the heart. Kay reflects that Coleman's death started Philip on his alcoholism, sent her into a deep and prolonged depression, and effectively ended their marriage. In Chapter Twelve, Kay shows her house to the potential buyer. Kay obviously doesn't want to sell the house and the buyer seems largely uninterested but committed. Later she again visits with Carriscant. He has researched the photograph in the library and discovered that it is from a magazine article published in 1927; the photograph taken in Lisbon and he wants to go there to find the woman in the photograph. Kay challenges him about being her father&mdash...

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