The Lacuna - Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4 takes place in Asheville, North Carolina and covers the years 1941 – 1947. Part 4 begins with another “Archivist’s Note” which reveals the identity of the archivist: Violet Brown. She explains that she was married at 15 and widowed shortly afterwards, living the rest of her life unmarried. Through her work for Harrison Shepherd, she claims to have “served greatness” (261) and states that by the time anyone reads these words both she and Shepherd will be dead. She then summarizes everything that happened to Harry after he left Mexico.

Distraught at the loss of his diaries and novel, Harry gave up keeping records of his life for the first few years of his time in the United States. Upon his return to American, Harry inherited a car from his deceased father and, having no living relatives, settled upon living in Asheville, North Carolina after the road he...

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