Eventide - Chapters 10 – 18 Summary & Analysis

Kent Haruf
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Part Two

In Chapter 10, when Betty and her family come home from Duckwall’s, her uncle, Hoyt Raines, is waiting at their trailer. Hoyt, though he lives in town, is a seasonal worker who drifts along with his jobs, then lives off his earned money until he must go back to work to earn more. For the past six months, Hoyt has been milking cows, but he has lost his job because he milked a sick cow which ruined fourteen hundred gallons of fresh milk. Also, Hoyt is drunk most of the time.

Luther tells Hoyt he is beginning a home-based, mail-order business and that the family had purchased a new phone at Duckwalls. Betty reveals her stomach continues to hurt her. Hoyt explains he wants to move in. Betty and Luther both oppose this idea. Hoyt continues to insist, saying the two kids...

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