Narrative Medicine Book Club: April 14, 2020

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! 

One thought on “Narrative Medicine Book Club: April 14, 2020

  1. Patricia D

    Go back to the beginning of the book:Daniel De Foe, “It is as reasonable to represent one kind of imprisonment by another, as it is to represent anything that really exists by that which exists not.” While journaling yesterday I wrote: “You are only in prison if you think you are.” The theme of being trapped, in exil, in prison points to freedom, or lack thereof.


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