White Oleander - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Janet Fitch
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Chapter 4 Summary

Astrid dreams of her mother being arrested. It is very early, still dark. Many cops burst in through the door, and the manager of the apartment building stands in the doorway, his head in a shower cap. The policemen pull Ingrid out of her bed, and she calls them Nazis in German. She is naked. She promises Astrid she will be back in an hour, but a week goes by, and she still doesn't come.

When caseworkers come to get her, they give Astrid only fifteen minutes to decide what to take from her apartment. She takes her mother's four books, a box of her journals, the white kimono, her tarot cards and her folding knife. Michael wants to but is unable to keep her. Astrid feels like Persephone who was snatched by Hades and taken underground. Astrid is taken to a group...

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