Karla Carbonell 12-7-17 Period 5 Chapter 10,11 &12 Abstracts 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. Gogol does not suspect a thing. Chapter 11 Gogol knows nothing of his wife's affair with Dimitri. Moushumi is at a conference in Palm Beach and he has been alone for the weekend. He begins to think of how his wife will be away in some hotel sitting poolside in a bikini all by herself and how this makes him feel quite irritated. Now it is Sunday and he is waiting for her to come home. It is freezing cold in their apartment because the building's boiler is broken. The previous weekend was Thanksgiving, and they had spent it in their New York apartment with Ashima, Sonia and Sonia's new boyfriend Ben , and Moushumi's parents and brother. Gogol has the vague feeling that something is not right in his marriage with Moushumi, but he can't put his finger on what. Being able to see Ben and Sonia’s love
Karla Carbonell 12-7-17 Period 5 for one another sparked some envy in him because he knew his marriage was not the same as even a relationship like Sonia’s. This sparked questions in him about his marriage He feels overwhelmed by the approaching holiday season and spends the day wandering around thinking of a gift to buy Moushumi. He decides to buy them tickets to go to Venice, Italy together. Chapter 12 •It’s the year 2000 and we see Ashima preparing croquettes for her Christmas Eve party this Christmas. •With her husband gone she sold the house and plans to move to India 6 months out of every year where she can spend more time with her parents.
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