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The Burgess Boys - Book 1, Chapters 5 through 8 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Book 1, Chapter 5

In Chapter 5, Jim is bragging to Helen about how well his golf game is going when she tells him Bob called. Jim gets frustrated with her failure to provide details on how things are going in Maine and they get testy with each other. Later at dinner, Helen mentions to Dorothy and Alan that Jim rarely drinks and she tells them that she got drunk and danced on a table after Jim won the Walley Packer trial.

Book 1, Chapter 6

In Chapter 6, there is tension between Bob and Susan as they wait for the local lawyer, whose arrival has been delayed. Bob is fuzzy after drinking too much and taking sleeping pills the previous night and when he goes to a convenience store, a Somali woman accuses him of almost hitting her in the parking lot. Bob drives slowly to Susan's...

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