Empire Falls - Part 2, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 9 Summary

Mrs. Whiting summons Miles with the promise of a surprise which immediately raises his suspicions. Mrs. Whiting is not wont to providing surprises without annoying conditions or consequences. Immediately upon arriving at the house on the river that C.B. built, he sees a beige Lincoln in the garage with handicapped license plates. Miles knows the car belongs to Mrs. Whiting's crippled daughter, Cindy. Cindy was born on the same day in the same hospital as Miles and has been in love with him all of her life. At the age of five, she was run over by a mysterious green Pontiac which fled the scene and was never found. The accident not only crippled her for life, but also scrambled her brain a bit, and she has spent most of her life in the state mental hospital in Augusta. Miles...

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