The Sense of an Ending - Chapter One: Veronica and After Summary & Analysis

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Summary

The boys split up after college: Tony to Bristol, Adrian to Cambridge, Colin to Sussex, and Alex to his dad's firm. They swore to remain friends, but it didn't really happen as they all seemed to only be close friends with Adrian.

Tony met a girlfriend, even though his charm consisted of being charmless. Her name was Veronica Mary Elizabeth Ford, and it took him a long time to get that information. She disliked Tony's taste in music, but this wasn't a huge problem. They were intimate but not having sex; rather they were practicing what Tony called "infra-sex" or half-sex. Veronica did appreciate Tony's books, as he made a point to have more non-fiction Blue Pelicans than the fiction orange ones. Veronica focused on poetry, her collection more than just for show.

One weekend Veronica took Tony to meet...

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