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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Hackworth is Brought Up-To-Date by the Great Napier Summary & Analysis

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Hackworth is Brought Up-To-Date by the Great Napier Summary

John Percival Hackworth communicates with Colonel Napier through a mediatron. The latter explains that Hackworth has spent ten years with the Drummers, which means that he completed his sentence. He was awoken from his dream-like state by drugs introduced in the last victim of the Drummers' ritual. He also reveals that the engineer is now divorced and that his ex-wife is living in a neo Victorian enclave in Seattle.

Hackworth is Brought Up-To-Date by the Great Napier Analysis

After learning that he has completed his sentence, Hackworth feels somewhat relieved. However, he soon learns that the sentence also means the end of his marriage and his family life: '"She was remarkably understanding about your long absence," Napier said, "but at some point it became evident that, like all...

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