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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Book 3 Chapter 39: Goodbye (Pgs. 604-607) Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Toru Okada and May Kasahara are sitting next to the frozen pond on the ground of the factory where May works. Kumiko's trial begins the following spring. She will plead guilty when she goes before a judge. Toru plans to wait for his wife until she comes out of jail. Toru never received any letters from May. She kisses Toru on the cheek and tells him to call her and the duck people in a loud voice if he ever needs them.

Analysis

In the novel's final chapter, it is difficult to say which things, if any, have been resolved. Kumiko's brother is dead, as her awaiting trial proves. No mention is made of Nutmeg or Cinnamon. There is no news of Lieutenant Mamiya or the Kano sisters, except by way of what Toru wants to name his first child. Things have returned to...

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