The Line of Beauty - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Photographers have staked out all four entrances to the Feddens' home. News of Gerald's affair has hit the newspapers. Catherine told her old boyfriend Russell about her father's affair, and Russell told a friend of his who works at the Mirror. Pictures of Nick are in the tabloids, and Nick recognizes that Catherine's old boyfriend, Russell, took the pictures. Rachel sends Nick to find Catherine, who is staying at Russell's. Gerald tells Nick that he never understood Catherine, and they argue. Gerald asks Nick to move out of their home.

Chapter 17 Analysis

Nick fantasizes about comforting Rachel. She makes remarks to Nick that blames him for not watching Catherine. Rachel reveals to Nick that she knows about Catherine's episode in 1983 and is upset that he never told her. Geoffrey Titchfield is upset that the gardens are in peril because of the photographers. Nick...

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