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The Burgess Boys - Book 2, Chapters 1 through 5 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Book 2, Chapter 1

The first chapter of Book 2 finds Bob back in New York and meeting his ex-wife Pam at a bar near Central Park. Bob and Pam were unable to have children, which is part of the reason their marriage fell apart, and now Pam has remarried and has two boys. While she waits for Bob to arrive, Pam thinks about her feeling that she is living the wrong life, having given up the scientific research she enjoyed doing. Bob brings her up to date and tells her he is no longer seeing his former girlfriend Sarah but refuses Pam's offer to fix him up. Back at home, Bob reflects on a press conference the police chief held that has stirred up the situation even more.

Book 2, Chapter 2

In Chapter 2, Abdikarim again recalls the police officers laughing about the pig's head and...

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