Study Guide

The Interestings Chapter 2

By Meg Wolitzer

Chapter 2

  • There's a jump here to Manny and Edie Wunderlich, the camp proprietors.
  • Manny reminisces about the days when his wife was a wild child with magical sex powers (you know, before she got old and boring).
  • The couple collectively tries to remember previous campers with "talent."
  • We learn that Manny, being old, is now "chemically castrated" due to hormones taken for prostate cancer.
  • The two complain about the fact that the camp mostly creates nostalgia in former campers.
  • There's a foreshadowing moment when Manny and Edie get a Christmas card, and they reverently say it's from Ethan and Ash.