American Rust - Book Three Summary & Analysis

Philipp Meyer
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With Billy Poe hauled away, Grace has conflicting feelings about her son. She feels she has failed him, but she also blames Virgil for not being a father. She wonders how to hire a lawyer for Billy with so little money. On the other hand, she thinks, maybe Billy doesn't deserve it and maybe she should first look out for herself. Harris comes back to Grace and gives her the latest about Billy's incarceration. Grace and Harris have an intimate moment on the couch, touching, but they stop short of having sex.

In prison, Poe makes a belt for his pants from cloth and then goes to the cafeteria for breakfast. The cafeteria is segregated according to race. Poe sits alone, feeling isolated and not comfortable enough to sit with the whites. One black man comes to him, nicknaming him “Dirty,” and then...

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