The Storyteller (Jodi Picoult) - Part II, Pages 192-264 Summary & Analysis

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This section marks the beginning of Part II of the novel. In the Ania story, Damian savagely whips Aleks in the town square as everyone, including Ania, watches. Ania realizes that it does not matter if Aleks is guilty of being the killer or not because the village needs a scapegoat. Suddenly a soldier arrives and announces that there has been another murder – Baruch Beiler’s wife – and Beiler is missing. Clearly Aleks could not have been involved since both incidents just occurred, and in the confusion arising from the community's realization of this, he escapes.

At this point, Minka begins telling her story. She describes her childhood in Poland, where her father was a baker and where she and her older sister Basia, who was married and newly pregnant, worked in the family's bakery. Meanwhile, Minka and her best friend...

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