And West Is West - Part 5: Chapters 40 – 47 Summary & Analysis

Ron Childress
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In Chapter 40, Jessica sits on Pompano Beach as Skittles plays in the water. She has returned to her hometown. When she was twelve, Jessica’s mother had explained to her how lucky she was to be alive. She was preparing for an abortion when Don had convinced her to marry him. Even though her mother had been neglectful, Jessica had worshipped her until she had left Jessica with her aunt in order to keep a boyfriend who did not want children.

A lifeguard interrupts Jessica’s thoughts by telling her that dogs are not allowed on the beach. She leaves and walks toward the house where she grew up. On the way, she risks stopping at an ATM for some cash. She knows she risks being found by using the ATM card but has no choice. She has not been in contact with...

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