The Orphan's Tale: A Novel - Chapter 6 – Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Pam Jenoff
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In Chapter 6, whenever Noa is not training, she likes to hold Theo close for comfort. She wants to comfort him in the way she hopes someone is comforting her son that she lost. Noa imagines one day finding her son again and watching him and Theo grow up together as brothers. Neuhoff, meanwhile, worries about the lack of real progress made by Noa, while Astrid argues she is training Noa the best she can. As Noa and Peter watch Astrid and Gerda performing, Noa becomes aware of gossip surrounding the two. Gerda is unhappy that Astrid has taken the top performing spot. As Noa watches Astrid perform, she realizes she wants to be Astrid. It makes her work harder. Astrid confronts Noa about baby Theo, saying she must be able to trust Noa to work well with her. Noa confesses the truth. Suddenly...

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