The Good Mother - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Chapter 8 opens the morning after Leo has told Anna what happened with Molly. This conversation is not recounted, and we will have to wait until later in the chapter to learn exactly what transpired.

Anna calls her lawyer, Muth, early that morning and he is reassuring; he tells her that Brian is most likely negotiating for something—perhaps less child support or more time with Molly—but that, in all likelihood, nothing will come of it. Anna does not tell Muth what happened between Leo and Molly.

Two days later, Anna gets a delivery with formal legal accusations from Brian's lawyer as well as a summons to a hearing. She calls Muth, who is surprised by the seriousness with which Brian is pursuing the issue, and he asks Anna what the accusations are. When he learns that the accusation is of...

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