A Simple Plan: A Novel - Chapters One and Two Summary & Analysis

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Chapters One and Two Summary

Hank Mitchell's parents were killed in an auto accident the year after Hank married. Hank's wife, Sarah, believes that the wreck wasn't an accident but was Hank's father's way of escaping the enormous debts they'd accumulated. Hank wants to disbelieve the theory though a week before the accident his father had brought Hank a load of furniture, insisting that Hank take it, then had given the old pickup to Hank's older brother, Jacob. Jacob lives in Ashenville, Ohio, in an apartment over the hardware store. Their father's will requires that the brothers visit their parents' grave annually on their father's birthday. In 1987, Hank and Jacob head to the cemetery to fulfill their annual obligation. Hank has brought along his friend Lou and his dog, a part German Shepherd male named - ironically - Mary Beth.

Jacob is...

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