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The Names Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Island, Chapter 5 Summary

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The Island, Chapter 5 Summary

At the beginning of the chapter, James recalls how people love to give Kathryn their shirts. They feel honored when she accepts them, that she has taken a piece of them with her. When James visits her and Tap in Kouros next she is wearing a shirt given her by their mutual friend Frank Volterra. Volterra is a temperamental filmmaker who lived with James and Kathryn in his independent days. He is obsessed with film and gained notoriety by chronicling in a documentary his affair with an aging Manhattan doyenne. Now he has made his way to large Hollywood productions. James rarely sees Volterra's films, but Kathryn is a staunch defender. Apparently, Volterra recently visited Kathryn in Kouros, bringing his strange new girlfriend with him. He has recently fled the set of a film.

Kathryn confides to James that Volterra has been speaking...

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