The Tiger's Wife - Study Guide Chapters 10 and 11 Summary & Analysis

Téa Obreht
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"The Crossroads"

Dure is at first reluctant to hand over the rag heart to Natalia for burial at the crossroads, but realizes he has no other choice. Natalia goes up to the crossroads in the company of Fra Antun, their conversation revealing that Arlo (Chapter 5) was his brother, and was apparently killed after running off to fight in the war. When they arrive at the crossroads, Antun is surprised and angered by Natalia's determination to stay, but he eventually gives in. For her part Natalia, in narration, lists the various things she expects might happen while she's keeping vigil over the "heart" - among them, what she seems to want most - an appearance by the Deathless Man (see "Quotes," p. 268). She keeps watch until three fifteen, when a fox runs by and startles her into full wakefulness. She then sees someone digging the "heart...

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