The Vanishing Year: A Novel - Chapters 13 – 18 Summary & Analysis

Kate Moretti
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In Chapter 13, Henry calls to let Zoe know he will be back in half an hour. She asks why his office was locked. Henry explains he sometimes rents the place out and does not need people going into that particular room since there are old client files inside. While Zoe waits, she looks up the poem Henry used with the bracelet. It is Pygmalion to Galatea by Robert Graves, about a Greek artist who falls in love with the girl he sculpts. When Henry returns, he gifts Zoe with a small black dress and tells her to get ready. They go out to eat at a small local Italian restaurant, reflective of the strong Italian community in the area when the place used to be a factory town. Henry reveals that his father commuted into New York as a lawyer from the area, and...

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