The Perfect Son - Section One: Chapters 1-7 pg. 1-80 Summary & Analysis

Barbara Claypole White
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The Perfect Son is a story with three points of view from the Fitzwilliam family: Ellla (the mother), Felix (the father) and Harry (the son). It is told in the present tense and deals with the unique struggles and responsibilities of each member of the family.

The novel opens with Ella, 47, on a turbulent plane flight. She is traveling from London, returning from visiting her father after his sucessful surgery. Her plan is to arrive in North Carolina in order to meet her son Harry and embark on a tour of the University of North Carolina (UNC), where she hopes he will be spending his collegiate years. During conversation with a passenger seated next to her certain details are revealed about her son and husband. When the passenger mentions his own three-year-old child, Ella thinks of Harry and the...

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