The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair - Part Two, Chapter 12 – Part Two, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Joel Dicker
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Summary

Part Two: Writer’s Cure (Writing the Book), continued

In Chapter 12: The Man Who Painted Pictures, Harry tells Marcus to learn to love failures because failures make a person who he is, and give meaning to victories. Marcus and Gahalowood decide to go and question Luther Caleb’s surviving sister, Sylla Caleb Mitchell, on July 18, in Portland, Maine. Sylla is in her fifties, pretty, married, and happy to talk with Marcus and Gahalowood. She explains Luther was an amazing painter, and that he died when she was twenty-one and he was thirty. She explains there was something she should have told the police many years ago, but did not.

The novel now shifts back in time to Portland, Maine on August 30, 1975. Sylla’s parents, Jay and Nadia have reserved a room at the Horseshoe restaurant to celebrate her birthday...

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