What is the significance in how the novel ends?

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G. is very connected to the village. It seems his own feelings and experiences cause similar changes in the village itself. After her leaves, he experiences a relief in being disconnected from his mother and village. When he returns, he feels this change, and knows he is no longer a part of...

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G. is very connected to the village. It seems his own feelings and experiences cause similar changes in the village itself. After her leaves, he experiences a relief in being disconnected from his mother and village. When he returns, he feels this change, and knows he is no longer a part of it. Just as he has moved, now, so has the village.

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