The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Section 2, Chapters 14-27 Summary & Analysis

Richard Flanagan
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In Chapter 14, Nakamura greets an officer, Colonel Kota, who has new orders regarding the railroad. Nakamura notes the changes to the rail line, the additional work it will cause, and the new completion date moved up to October. He is also ordered to choose one hundred prisoners to be moved to another work camp, one hundred fifty kilometers away.

In Chapter 15, Amy is restless. She has not always been faithful to Keith but recalls vomiting after one particular romantic encounter, and pledging that it would never go that far again. She doesn't know why she took off her wedding ring when she met Dorrigo for the first time.

In Chapter 16, Colonel Kota recounts the first time he'd beheaded someone. He says he was angry that the man simply knelt and accepted his death. After that first beheading, Kota always noted the necks...

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