Chapter Four:Reclaim

In The Bourne Identity, the hero, Jason Bourne, suffers total amnesia. He agonizes over his high functioning with very select and advanced skills without knowing how or why he acquired them: “I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting up at the counter weighs 215 pounds and knows how to handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab of the gray truck outside. . . . Now why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?”

Through and around the car chases and high-adventure sequences is a forlorn hero asking the big questions of identity and redemption—“Who am I? What did I do? Can I escape what I am ...

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