American Rust - Books Five and Six Summary & Analysis

Philipp Meyer
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Book Five

Billy Poe stays in solitary (“the hole”) for three more days. Again the guard demands that he exit to see his lawyer, but Poe refuses. Poe asks if she can come visit him, but the guard refuses. Poe believes that he only has two choices: inform on Isaac about the murder of Swede and escape jail, or refuse to inform on Isaac and die violently when he is returned to the general prison population. Poe reflects on his life and proclaims that the best thing he'd ever done was save Isaac from drowning and then talk him into not trying to kill himself again. In the end, Poe decides he will not inform on Isaac. He vows to fashion a weapon out of something and fight back as best he can once he is returned to general population.

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