A Gate at the Stairs - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Six finds Tassie being picked up by her father and brother at the bus station. They talk about the impending graduation ceremony. During the ceremony, a tornado siren goes off and everyone stays where they are. The next day, Gunny leaves for basic training at Fort Bliss and the family sees him off. Tassie starts working in her father’s farm, whacking the greens with “plastic hawk-like extensions” (270) to keep the mice from getting into the harvest. She spends time with her parents, but feels disconnected from them.

Tassie goes to the restaurant to see if Sarah is there and even asks for an application, but is told the restaurant is closing the next day. She asks for Sarah and is told she is not there. Tassie decides to dine in the restaurant, and after seeing her father’s name on the menu...

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