Wave (novel) - Parts 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Sonali Deraniyagala
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In Part 3, Deraniyagala describes returning to the London where she and her family had lived in 2006. She had traveled to London to attend a lecture in Steve’s memory. She did not plan to visit the house where they had lived together.

In 2007, when Deraniyagala drove through the English countryside with her friends, she was reminded of the times she and Steve drove through the same area with their children. She remembers Malli’s hiking boots that were new that day. With that memory, Deraniyagala also remembers it was one of those hiking boots that the police took for DNA testing.

In Part 4, Deraniyagala describes the events of 2008, nearly four years after the wave, when Deraniyagala could finally bring herself to return to the house where she lived with her family. There was a piece of pyrite on the mantle where Vikram left...

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