Broken River - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Lennon, J. Robert
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Chapter Eleven focuses on Louis. It begins with Louis and Joe driving to Broken River a week later. Louis is bothered by how cluttered and fetid the inside of Joe’s car is, especially in contrast with its well-kept exterior. The trip the men are on is spontaneous, at least from Louis’s point of view. Joe called him an hour before and bullied him into joining him, their purpose unknown by the unwilling passenger.

Despite not wishing to be in Joe’s company, he also does not want to be at home. His family has been driving him crazy and his wife and daughter have been looking into the double murder in Broken River more and more lately.

Louis chooses not to ask Joe any questions about their journey’s purpose, not wanting to know. Instead he thinks about how he became acquainted...

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