The Art of Racing in the Rain Chapters 33-35 Summary
by Garth Stein

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Chapters 33-35 Summary

Enzo admits that he does not witness much of the legal proceedings regarding the custody of Zoe and the accusation against Denny of rape. He is a dog, and dogs are not allowed inside the police station or the courtroom. However, Enzo can tell readers that the legal issues take three years to resolve, and during this time time, Eve’s parents seem determined to break Denny financially and emotionally. The legal costs are beyond Denny’s ability to make money. He is confined to the state of Washington because of the criminal charges against him, so he can no longer take on any of the lucrative side jobs that were located in other states. And because he is charged with the rape of an underage child, he is denied all rights to visit Zoe.

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Because Enzo is not allowed inside the court, he has to use his imagination to tell the story of those three years. He has the habit of watching television and is a big fan of legal shows such as Law & Order and movies like Paul Newman’s The Verdict, so he is able to fill in the gaps of information he is not privy to. He admits that all the facts might be less than accurate, but his intent is to portray the story as honestly as possible.

(The entire section is 511 words.)