The Shackle Book Summary and Study Guide

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Renee Nere is now 36 - it is three years after she leaves Max and she sees him again with his wife and young child.
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He doesn't even recognize her, and she in turn feels nothing for him. Renee is now living as an independent woman on a small income from a inheritance. She has left the music hall and is thinking once again of writing seriously. This time, however, she falls in love with her friend May's lover Jean. Renee is resigned to putting on the shackle when she becomes his mistress. It is the shackle you wear when you fall in love, and cannot extract yourself emotionally.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Love problems?    -   Obession with uninterested person

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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