When Women Were Birds - Chapters V - IX Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter V, Williams writes in one of her mother’s journals. She uses a pencil because she likes the idea that she can erase her words completely. She provides a complete definition of erasure and a list of synonyms for the word. She remembers her mother’s words that she was leaving her journals to Williams. Williams compiles a list of things that her mother’s empty journals represent to her.

In Chapter VI, Williams remembers that the times her father was out of town with his work were like vacations for her family and her mother. They had time free from his intense presence. He was a doer. He loved the mountains and wilderness. He was a storyteller. Williams remembers sitting on his knee while she listened to him tell the story of Scarface. She remembers that her mother...

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