A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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What happens to the narrator when he returns to school in A Separate Peace?

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Gene returns to Devon and recalls his time there as a student. While walking the grounds, Gene finally comes to terms with his role in Finny's death, accepting his guilt but now finding some peace. 

Up to this point in his life, Gene has been overwrought with his history with Finny.

He can't talk about Phineas because he can't accept the loss of his vitality, and...

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