What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Zoe Heller
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Chapter 16 Summary

Sheba says that Eddie and his family will be returning from India in the coming week. Barbara is panicked. She wants Sheba to think about where they are going to live. Sheba seems very unconcerned about it. When Barbara questions her further, Sheba snaps and screams for Barbara to stop yelling at her. Sheba calms down, and Barbara makes her some tea. Once she has Sheba settled in an armchair, Barbara goes to the market to buy groceries.

Barbara returns a half hour later to find Sheba lying on the floor and crying. At first Barbara thinks that Sheba is starting to understand her impending homelessness. Barbara then sees her manuscript spread out on the floor. Barbara usually takes special care in putting her writings away, but Sheba has been so self-absorbed lately that she allowed herself to be less careful. Sheba accuses...

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