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Waterland - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

"Detective Work"

The narrative returns to the aftermath of Freddie Parr's death. Tom Crick believes that his brother Dick has killed Parr, and he is seeking clues. Tom has found a curious looking beer bottle near the river shore where Freddie was likely killed, and he believes it to be connected to an old Atkinson chest stored in the attic since the death of his mother, to which she gave Dick the key before her death. Tom attempts to open the chest, and when he cannot, he begins his search for the key.

Chapter 28 Analysis

This chapter heightens the tension now keenly felt by Tom Crick regarding his brother and the death of Parr. Dick has been referred to as "potato head," and as someone who is dull mentally I previous chapters; this is the first definitive statement in the novel as to Tom Crick's belief that...

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