The Gravity of Birds - Chapters 13 - 14 Summary & Analysis

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Alice travels to the last known address for Agnete. Phinneas suggests she takes a plane, but Alice takes the train and then a bus instead to give herself time to process. Alice worries about how to introduce herself to Agnete. At the hotel in Santa Fe, Alice realizes she is alone for the first time in decades. She buys Christmas presents for Frankie and Phinneas. She mourns what she has missed in her daughter's life thus far.

At an art gallery, Alice sees Thomas's work for the first time. She learns that his work underwent a metamorphosis in 1972--the same year she got pregnant--and that ever since, Thomas has included in all of his paintings the image of the bird she stole from him all those years ago. Alice dreams of a confrontation with Thomas and apologizes for keeping Agnete a secret. Alice...

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