The Woman Next Door - Chapters 9 – 12 Summary & Analysis

Yewande Omotoso
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In Chapter 9, Hortensia begins receiving visits from Carole, the physiotherapist. When Carole suddenly goes away to get married, the need for a regular nurse becomes more important. Peter’s old general practitioner, a black man named Dr. Gordon Mama, visits to look in after Hortensia. Gordon worries about Hortensia’s lack of sleep, and says a care-nurse is still needed. Gordon recommends a black Numidian native named Trudy. Trudy is young, bright, and seems equipped to deal with the demanding and stubborn Hortensia. Meanwhile, repair work begins on Marion’s house.

In Chapter 10, Marion feels renewed to be on a construction site for the first time in years. Marion sits down to talk with Agnes. Agnes has found an old gold necklace among the rubble, a gift from Marion’s father before the divorce. Marion is grateful, but must let Agnes go. Agnes has...

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