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The Emperor's Children - Chapter 35, Notes from Underground, Chapter 36, On the Grill, Chapter 37, After Supper Summary & Analysis

Claire Messud
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Chapter 35, Notes from Underground, Chapter 36, On the Grill, Chapter 37, After Supper Summary

Bootie is at the Pitt Street apartment and feels hostility from the very walls. He knows the Thwaites are in Stockbridge and decides to go to their house to work. He runs into Danielle, and thinks about her affair with Murray. He believes the whole city of Manhattan is rotting. He reads the notes of his manuscript and knows he needs to work on it more. On the way to the Thwaite house, his subway is stuck for twenty-three minutes. His claustrophobia is overwhelming but he controls it and feels he has undergone a life change when he emerges from the subway.

At the Stockbridge family home, Murray is grilling dinner and Ludo is talking to him. Marina arrives and announces that Danielle...

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