American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land - Chapter 21 — Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

Monica Hesse
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A lawyer, Gary Agar, is asked to persecute Tonya in court. He starts off by watching both Charlie’s taped confession, which contains valuable information, and Tonya’s taped confession, in which she is cold and offers nothing of value. Charlie’s longtime lawyer, Carl, calls Charlie and warns him not to tell the law enforcement anything until they speak. However, at this point, Charlie has already confessed to everything.

After interrogating Tonya, Wade is frustrated and decides to contact Tonya’s only sibling, named Anjee. All Anjee can contribute to what Wade already knows about the arsons, however, is that Tonya had texted her a photo of one fire, one that occurred at their grandparents’ house. This was the last time they had spoken, as they had grown apart since their painful childhoods. They rarely returned to visit their parents after they...

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