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Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Summary
Kent Haruf

Everything you need to understand or teach Where You Once Belonged by Kent Haruf.

  • Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Summary & Study Guide
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Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Summary

Plot Summary

Where You Once Belonged is a novel by award-winning author Kent Haruf. In this novel, Jack Burdette went from a football hero worshipped by everyone in the small town of Holt, Colorado to the most hated man in that same community. Jack disappeared eight years ago after stealing one hundred and fifty thousand dollars from the local grain elevator. Now he has returned to commit yet another crime against innocence that will leave a single man desperate for justice. Where You Once Belonged is a narrative with a brooding style that will leave the reader breathlessly anticipating more.

Jack Burdette drives into Holt, Colorado eight years after he disappeared and sits in his car for more than an hour before a local merchant recognizes him and calls the police. Jack is arrested even though he has committed no crime that he can be charged with. However, the anger...

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