The Shipping News - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

When Aunt Agnis was out of the shop, her two employees, Mavis and Dawn, discussed the finding of Melville's head. They couldn't believe that Agnis took it so well while Quoyle couldn't function for two days. All the while Dawn was sending out her resume and typing letters of introduction. Mavis wondered if it was Mrs. Melville who had caused Mr. Melville's head to be severed and placed in a suitcase. She blamed this sort of wickedness on all the foreigners moving to the area.

Meanwhile, Quoyle was giving Wavey and her son Herry a ride home. When they arrived at her home her brother was there and approached the car to shake Quoyle's hand. Wavey invited Quoyle in for some tea but he declined, and said he had to get back to work. Quoyle talked briefly with Ken, Wavey's brother, and he...

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