The Farming of Bones - Chapters 30-32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 30-32 Summary

Amabelle, Yves, and Odette's body are found by a young priest and a doctor looking for survivors and brought to a makeshift hospital set up in tents just inside the Haitian border. Odette is taken away and the exhausted priest marks her name in a notebook. Corpses are laid out in rows and as Amabelle stands over Odette's body she feels as if she will always carry the moment with her. Yves guides Amabelle into the tent clinic where nuns are caring for the many wounded and near dead who have managed to cross the border back into Haiti. Two doctors work furiously to save those who linger on the edge of life. Amabelle and Yves try to respect the many naked, wounded, and weeping people around them.

There are people of all ages who are burned to char, with limbs dangling, with infections raging...

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