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The Things We Keep: A Novel - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

Sally Hepworth
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In Chapter Three, we are introduced to Eve, the wife of the corrupt businessman Richard Bennett, who narrates the next two chapters of the novel. Eve is a chef, trained at a famous culinary school, and is interviewing to be the next cook at Rosalind. She meets with the manager, Eric, who forces other menial tasks on her, including the job of housekeeper. Rosalind, through Eve’s eyes, is very small, somewhat friendly, but also a daunting place to her; it is new and she has not worked in a long time.

Eve is interviewing for this job because she wants to keep her daughter Clementine in the same school district as she was before they were forced to move. Richard, Eve's late husband, was caught in the middle of a ponzi scheme. He is no longer around, although at this point it...

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