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Waiting to Exhale Chapter Summary & Analysis - Killing Time Summary

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Killing Time Summary

Bernadine has quickly tired of Herbert's attentions yet he refuses to believe that she does not want to see him any longer. Herbert offers to divorce his wife, but Bernadine tells him that she is not interested in a man who will cheat on his wife. She has no desire to remarry. Herbert perseveres, however, and Bernadine is forced to screen all her phone calls.

John Jr. and Onika are spending a month of their summer vacation with their father and Bernadine rambles through the big empty house not sure of what to do with herself. One day, in a particularly low mood, Bernadine succumbs to a bout of self-pity over the unexpected direction of her life and cries by herself before relaxing into a lounge chair on the patio looking at but not really seeing the gorgeous sunset.

A few days later, Bernadine is...

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