Chapter 2 changes viewpoints, from Little Bee's to Sarah O'Rourke's. (The novel will take this back-and-forth approach, chapter by chapter, as the story unfolds. As it does so, it becomes ever more clear how entwined the lives of this young, impoverished Nigerian girl and this upper-class English couple have become.)
Sarah O'Rourke is giving her seven-year-old son, Charlie, better known to everyone in his family and beyond as "Batman," a bath. As she takes care of Batman, Sarah considers the fact that Charlie has taken to wearing the costume around the clock. She understands that...
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