The Bright Hour - Stage Two, Section Two Summary & Analysis

Riggs, Nina
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Damaged Goods – The author writes of how her friend and colleague Ginny was diagnosed with cancer at roughly the same time as she was, and how they imagine a line of snarky greeting cards to be sent from cancer patients to those who, in a well-meaning way, offer their support.

Drama – The author and Freddy discuss her reasons for watching a TV show about cancer – she says it makes her feel more normal, and it makes her laugh, because the writing is so bad.

Geography – Dr. Cavanaugh comments that the author’s cancer is behaving oddly, and sends her for more tests, “just to confirm the geography” or the layout of the cancer (92).

The Wolf’s Lair – The author describes a pre-operative procedure in which the locations of cancer, cancer-related cells, and the sentinel lymph nodes (into which escaping cancer cells...

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