Chapters 71-72 Summary

William and Julia are devastated as they realize that Sarah killed herself. William knows her death was not an accident, that his mother drove her car into a tree. William does not move, but Julia can feel him closing her out, drawing away from her. It is a strange feeling, but Julia is sure she can help William, that in some way he is not a stranger to her. Neither of them knows much of anything about each other’s personal lives, about their current joys or pains, yet they share Sarah. Julia longs to show William that his mother’s journey “altered” her life.

William thanks her and gathers his things. Julia knows if he leaves, her last link to Sarah is gone, and he seems to sense that. He tells her he will go to...

(The entire section is 673 words.)