The Solace of Open Spaces - Chapters 3-8 Summary & Analysis

Gretel Ehrlich
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Chapters 3-8 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 3: "Other Lives" begins with Ehrlich's trip to Lovell to film four sheepherders from June through September on Big Horn Mountain. Ehrlich was forced to make the trip alone, as her partner and lover, David, just learned that he was dying. David was only 29. The author talks about a Mormon settler and his great grandson who owned land in the area.

Ehrlich remained in Lovell to work on the documentary but made a trip every third day to call David. It was obvious he was getting weaker, but everything that needed to be said had been said. Eventually, David decided to travel back east to visit his children. At the end stage of his life, David called out for Ehrlich who prepared to board the first flight out of Wyoming. Before the author could catch the plane, David's mother...

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