Kenia Rangel December 16, 2016 Period 4 Chapters 9-10 Abstracts Chapter 9 Gogol and Moushimi end up getting married in and indian culture but in New York. Sonia gives Gogol a belated birthday present. Gogol and Moushumi keep the wedding traditional, they both wear their traditional attire and the wedding goes smoothly. They then change into a more Americanized version for their 2 nd half of the wedding. Gogol and Moushumi head off to the honeymoon suite, where Gogol remembers how he asked her to marry him in the spring, on her birthday. He had given her a gift of the hat he bought months before, and included in the box a smaller box with an engagement ring. In March, Gogol accompanies Moushumi to a conference in Paris. While Moushumi prepares a paper for her conference, Gogol goes sightseeing. Gogol wants to take Moushumi's picture, but she refuses; she doesn't want to look like a tourist. Fast forward to a Saturday evening in May. They are at a party thrown by Moushumi's friends, Astrid and Donald. Gogol isn't having fun. Astrid is pregnant, and the guests discuss baby names. But Gogol has issues with the whole name thing, so he wanders around their place instead of chiming in the conversation. Gogol is ticked off that she shared his secret, when Moushumi tells her friends that Gogol changed his name. Chapter 10 Gogol and Moushumi are all set to celebrate their first anniversary
Moushumi has just passed her oral exams for graduate school. Moushumi also finds out that she received a research grant to work on her dissertation in France, but she rejects it and throws it away since it would mean living away from Gogol for a year. Moushumi begins teaching the fall semester at NYU, and on her first day of class, she arrives at work to discover that the departmental assistant, Alice, died suddenly of an aneurysm that morning. Moushumi remembers her high school days, when she and her friends had visited Princeton, pretending to be college students. Dimitri and Moushumi went out on a date, but Moushumi made the mistake of asking him to her prom. He sent her postcards at Brown, where she was in school. Moushumi writes Dimitri's phone number down. Moushumi ends up calling Dimitri. They start having an affair, meeting at his place on Mondays and Wednesdays after she teaches class at NYU.
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