We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Part 2, Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

Karen Joy Fowler
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Part 2, Chapter 5

Rose finally reveals that while Fern was her sister, she wasn’t her human sister. Fern was a chimpanzee, but she was still part of the family. Rose talks about how they weren’t the only family that had a chimp and it was actually fairly common in the area. Her father would perform tests on the chimp to see how intelligent it was, as well as how it reacted to being part of the family. Rose realizes how strange all of this must have been, but she still speaks fondly of Fern and will always think of her as a sister. She even made her invisible friend, Mary, a chimp because she missed Fern so much. Rose remembers when Lowell and their neighbor sneaked over to their old house to have a Halloween party. Their neighbor ended up getting...

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