Written on the Body - Pages 141-190 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 141-190 Summary

The narrator settles to life in the country. One night the owner of the bar where the narrator works offers to drive the narrator home. Gail, the bar owner, makes sexual overtones toward the narrator. The narrator allows Gail to come into the cottage despite the fact that the narrator is not interested in a sexual affair. They share a bed, but nothing happens because Gail is too drunk. The next morning, Gail suggests that they have an affair. Gail is aware that the narrator is not interested in her, but suggests that she could provide things the narrator might be missing in life. The narrator and Gail become friends. Later, the narrator contacts Elgin to find out about Louise, but only gets cursory information. The narrator tries to live with this. The narrator is grieving, but is soothed by the idea that Louise is...

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