The Broken Bridge - Chapter 8, Robert and Childhood Flashback Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Robert and Childhood Flashback Summary

"Finding out something about yourself that other people have known and haven't told you makes you feel stupid, as if they were laughing at you for being so naïve" (p. 88). Ginny feels sorry for herself out on the dunes until it is time for her to go to work at the Yacht Club. After her shift at the restaurant, she returns home to tension in the air between her father and herself.

Saying nothing, she goes outside to sketch the road. Ginny thinks that working is the best thing for her right now. "Even better than knowing who you were was knowing what you had to do" (p. 90). Ginny's mind is taken back to thoughts of her mother; she wonders if her mother ever felt the same way about her work. Ginny wants to...

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