American War - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Omar El Akkad
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This chapter marks the beginning of the novel’s third section, which is set in Lincolnton, Georgia, in 2086, five years after the massacre at Camp Patience. The insurrectionist groups are now mostly reunited under one conglomeration. The Chestnuts occupy a Charity House that was given to them by the government, but it is mostly occupied by Simon and their Bangladeshi caretaker, Karina Chowdhury. Simon, having survived a gunshot to the head, is mostly paralyzed and is therefore under Karina’s supervision. Many people travel to the Chestnut house from far away to see him, because they believe him to be a “Miracle Boy” (175). Karina has a vegetable garden, but her crops are mostly unsuccessful. She also hides solar panels, even though Sarat insisted that the house should run exclusively on old fossil fuels.

A former rebel, Henry, delivers groceries and boxes to the Chestnut...

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