Atonement Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

Ian McEwan

Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

It is an important day for Emily Tallis, for her son is coming home. However after making sure the children have all eaten sensibly, she takes to her bed with the hopes of averting a migraine headache. The heat is oppressive, and she is not sure anyone will be able to eat the roast she ordered for dinner that evening. Her room is dark and she spends some time contemplating her children. Leon, her oldest, refused to take advantage of his father’s influence and is making his own way working in a bank. She is hopeful he will bring home a friend suitable for her daughter Cecilia, though she is afraid the rather feminist and forward ways her daughter has adopted while away at college will prevent the girl from a suitable marriage....

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