The Widow - Chapters 1-10 Summary & Analysis

Fiona Barton
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In Chapter 1, the author denotes that it is June 9, 2010. The first-person limited narration comes from the perspective of Jean Taylor and is related in the present tense. As the chapter opens, Daily Post reporter Kate Waters comes to the door of Jean Taylor in an attempt to have an interview with her regarding the recent death of Jean’s husband, Glen Taylor. Jean relates that one week prior, her husband was hit by a bus and killed instantly. Jean describes the experience of being visited by reporters as something that has happened over and over, and usually ends with the reporter leaving after failing to speak with her. To Jean's own surprise, she finds herself allowing Kate inside. Jean says that if Glen had been there, he would have never let her inside the house.

In Chapter 2, Jean gives Kate some background information...

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