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Half of Paradise Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2 Chapters 1-2 Summary

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Book 2 Chapters 1-2 Summary

Avery Boussard: Avery is sitting around a campfire with a bootlegger name Tereau. Tereau is three parts Negro, one part Chitimacha Indian. No one knows how old Tereau is, but Avery thinks to himself that a Negro must be mighty old before he turns gray. Tereau is waiting for people to buy and haul away his moonshine. Tereau is unsure why Avery would want to be a part of an illegal operation since he has not broken the law before. Avery says that ever since the farm was taken away from him there was little else to do.

The men chat until LeBlanc and Gerard arrive. The bootleggers are cautious to the point of paranoia regarding the presence of the state police on the river. One bootlegger suggests scrapping the whole deal, which seems to be fine with Tereau.

LeBlanc and Gerard decide...

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