Earth Abides - The Quick Years Summary & Analysis

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Over the coming years, the children routinely return to the bows and arrows though mostly in play. The adults occasionally come together and though there may be dissention, they agree that anything decided there applies to them all. Ish sees these as two things he's accomplished. When arguments erupt during the meetings, Ish pounds the hammer and so the power of the hammer remains fixed in the minds of the younger generations. Year Twenty-Three is the Year of the Mad Wolf, Year Twenty-Four is the Year of the Blackberries and Year Twenty-Five is the Year of the Long Rain. In Year Twenty-Six, George dies though it's not clear whether he fell from a ladder and killed himself or had a heart attack. No one follows his tradition of keeping the houses repaired after that. Maurine died that same year...

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