Watermelon - Study Guide Prologue to Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Marian Keyes
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Watermelon by Marian Keyes opens with the protagonist Claire Webster, twenty-nine, talking about February 15. This is the day she gave birth to a baby girl, and the day her husband announced he was leaving her. She tells of how her husband witnessed the birth of their child. This prologue begins Claire Webster's story, with the events of February 15 the flashpoint for the rest of the story.

Chapter one begins by giving background information on Claire. Claire earned her English degree, then left a well-paid job in Dublin and moved to London to explore life. She garnered a waitressing job and met James when he was a patron where she waitressed. They dated, eventually moved into together, and then married. A couple of years later they decided to have a child. The second part of the chapter involves her husband James coming into her...

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