Chapter 35 Summary

After turning his money over to Moffatt, Ralph feels lightheaded with a sense of freedom from all delusions. He has his son, and that is all that matters for now. His son is growing more interesting each day, drawing Ralph more deeply into his life. Ralph’s book is also becoming a more important focus, and Ralph works on it feverishly each day when he has the time. For a short while, everything Ralph undertakes feels as easy as a dream.

Ralph begins to enjoy Clare as much as he had in his childhood. When Ralph can get away to the countryside, where Clare is spending the summer, they take long walks together, recalling their fantasies from when they were young. Ralph often reaches the limits of Clare’s intelligence,...

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