The Tie That Binds: A Novel Short Essay - Answer Key

Kent Haruf
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1. Who approaches Sandy Roscoe at the beginning of the book, and why?

At the beginning of the book, Sandy is in a corral when a man wearing yellow pants approaches him. The man is a reporter from the Denver Post, and he wants to ask Sandy some questions about Edith Goodnough.

2. What does the reporter ask Sandy, which prompts Sandy to kick him off his land?

When the reporter is talking to Sandy, he asks why he tried to fight off the firefighters who arrived at the house the night Lyman died, and he asks Sandy if he believes the fire was set deliberately. At this point, Sandy orders the reporter off his land and tears his page of notes from his book.

3. What does Sandy say about the article that the Denver Post publishes?

Sandy admits that much of what was published in the Denver Post article was true, but there were some inaccuracies, and some information left out. Sandy refused to tell the reporter anything, but others in town had offered him bits and pieces of the story.

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