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How does McEwan tell the story in chapter 20?


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Crime and tragic happenings: From the outset of chapter 20, there are
multiple references to the `bloodbath', `lunchtime nightmare', restaurant
outrage' that occurred earlier that same day. With the chapter introduced in
such a way, it creates the tone…

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Some interjection by Clarissa and Detective Wallace which suggests
they're against Joe. Both seem to pity Joe and believe that he is too
caught up with Parry that he's unable to think straight.
`Look Joe, just tell them what you saw, OK? Don't go on about your
usual stuff' Clarissa.…

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