What Belongs to You: A Novel - Part II: A Grave Summary & Analysis

Garth Greenwell
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Summary

The one chapter that comprises Part II: A Grave begins in mid-September of the next school year. The narrator is interrupted during a lesson with news that his father has fallen ill and wants to see him. This jarring news causes the narrator to encounter very vivid flashbacks. He remembers his childhood, the moment he realized that he wanted to be with men, and the very second his father disowned him for being who he is.

To begin, the narrator’s half-sister, G., shared some troubling stories about their father and his own tragic childhood. The narrator’s grandmother, and mother to the narrator’s father, was a woman who had a number of children out of wedlock and with a number of various, unnamed men. As a result of this upbringing, the narrator’s father was never close or trusting...

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