In today’s pages we continue to follow the journalist Rambert’s attempt at escape from the town. I think this may be the longest section of the book so far where we remain in one scene; this makes me wonder about its significance to the novel’s larger project. Rambert’s supposed coming escape is complicated, involving many people and lots of moving parts. I suspect it will be thwarted somehow, but to what end, I wonder, and why is it important to the book as a whole?
FOR TOMORROW: Read to the end of Part II!