Canada: A Novel - Part 1, Chapters 10-12 Summary & Analysis

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Dell’s father went on a “business trip” for two days at the beginning of Chapter 10 in order to scope out banks to rob. His plan was to drive out to eastern Montana and western North Dakota, find a bank he deemed suitable, then return with Dell a few days later to rob it. Bev wanted to take Dell because he considered him a “persuasive accomplice” rather than his too “foreign” and “unfriendly” wife to ensure that “robbing a bank” could be a “congenial” experience (61). He figured that if he stole less than $10,000 the bank would be reimbursed by the federal government, the depositors would not lose their money, and he would have thus committed “a crime without any victims” (61). After Bev left on his road trip, Neeva made the twins help her clean the house from top to bottom (something Dell...

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