• "Shiloh" is told from the point of View of Leroy Moffitt, a recently disabled truck driver.
• As the story opens, Leroy is watching his wife, Norma Jean, lift weights.
• Leroy was injured in a trucking accident; now he stays at home, smokes marijuana, and makes things from craft kits.
• From one of his craft kits Leroy has built a model log cabin; now he wants to build a real log cabin for his wife.
• Norma Jean works at a Rexall drugstore and wants to improve her mind and body; consequently, she goes from a weight-lifting class to an adult education composition class.
• Norma Jean's mother, Mabel Beasley, frequently visits Leroy and Norma Jean; on one visit she becomes enraged when she discovers Norma Jean smoking a cigarette.
• Norma Jean is mortified that her mother has found out that she smokes and becomes increasingly unhappy with her life...
This section contains 1,472 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)