Thirteen Ways of Looking - “Thirteen Ways of Looking:” Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Colum McCann
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The chapter starts with the third person narrator again comparing poets to detectives as they both laboriously find the truth. During the week of Mendelssohn’s murder, the detectives went through 34 days of footage from each of the apartment complex’s eight cameras. The narrator discusses some of the happenings in the footage of the day of the murder in present tense. Peter and Sally enter the apartment complex lobby. Sally is wearing a fur coat and walks with Peter. She briefly disappears, but comes back and puts a hand to Peter’s throat, adjusting his scarf. The footage shows the two speaking to the doorman, Tony. They leave, but the detectives continued watching to see if the criminal returned to the crime scene, it does not seem like he did.

They watch later footage from after the murder. They...

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