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Angle of Repose Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 4, Chapter 9 Summary

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Book 4, Chapter 9 Summary

Susan Ward nurses Pricey after his beating that leaves him with a slashed mouth, broken nose, crushed cheekbone and cracked skull. Although his body heals, his mind and spirit are shattered, and she cares for him and her son as if both are children. Pricey and Ollie play in the fields, gathering wildflowers. Oliver comes home early one afternoon to be with his family; Frank joins them later for socializing. Then Ollie suffers a relapse of malarial fever but his parents don't want to take him to see the town's drunken doctor.

Book 4, Chapter 9 Analysis

The rawness and fragility of life in a mining camp becomes obvious, as life changes from merry to scary for the Wards. The reader gets a clear sense of the emotional swings that Susan Ward goes through, as well as the oppressive sense of scarcity that accompanies life in the...

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