The Paris Wife: A Novel - Chapters 37 through 40 Summary & Analysis

Paula McLain
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Chapters 37 through 40 Summary

Chapter 37

One evening Pauline had visited Hadley and Ernest. Hadley turned in early with a sore throat. Ernest walked Pauline home. They shared a deep kiss. Ernest walked home consumed by desire. They met by chance at a cafe. They went to her apartment and had sex. He felt guilty and vowed to himself never to do that again. But it did carry on and Ernest felt guilty but loved them both.

Chapter 38

Hadley guessed why Pauline was upset. She was in love with her husband. Hadley asked Jinny about it and she confessed to Hadley that Pauline and Ernest cared for each other. At home, Hadley immediately confronted Ernest who refused to answer her battery of questions. He became angry with her for bringing the entire matter up. He stormed off to walk the rainy streets of Paris. To Hadley, his refusal to answer...

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