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The Cement Garden - Chapter Seven Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Seven Summary

Three weeks have passed since Mother's death; Jack decides to reread the sci-fi he received from Sue. He notices more on the second read. In the story, a ship speeds across the galaxy at a fast speed; the commander of the vessel is concerned to keep the messroom clean but Jack wonders if he would care if the ship was motionless in the middle of space.

Jack wants someone else to read the book—Julie and Sue. Julie is uninterested but takes the book to taunt Jack. Jack grabs her and is hurting her to get the book. She lets it go and openly wonders what is wrong with him. She says he should be locked up. Jack feels stupid. He is bored. Sue stays in her room, reading and writing. She takes baths and tends to her hair. Jake...

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