A Cure for Dreams: A Novel - Chapters 7 & 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 & 8 Summary

Chapter 7

Betty has no close friends until 1937 when she becomes friends with Trudy Woodlief despite the age difference. Trudy arrives at Milk Farm Road and immediately demands credit at Porter's store. When refused, she flies into a public rage.

Lottie and Betty take a meal to welcome the new family and see that Trudy has five children, three of which are young toddlers covered in dirt and playing in the yard. When they arrive at the house, Lottie and Betty see that Trudy is shaving her legs with a straight razor. Even while she has guests, Trudy is not at all modest and continues shaving her legs. Trudy shows no evidence of being grateful for the meal or the visit, and she does not seem interested in making polite conversation with Lottie. After learning that Trudy has come to North Carolina from Louisiana...

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