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Half of Paradise Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book II, Big Midnight Special, Chapters 1-3 Summary

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Book II, Big Midnight Special, Chapters 1-3 Summary

Avery Broussard: Broussard ends up in the drunk tank in the local jail. The trial had been over for a week. As suspected, Broussard pleads guilty and is sentenced to one to three years in a penal work camp for running moonshine. LeBlanc is also convicted of running moonshine. LeBlanc is sentenced to the same one to three years, with an additional seven years for armed assault.

The other inmates take an instant dislike to LeBlanc and therefore, Avery. LeBlanc causes trouble from the moment he goes inside and ends up spending a lot of time in solitary confinement. There are many fights between the other inmates and LeBlanc. Avery tries to explain that LeBlanc "ain't right in the head" since he came back from the war. No one seems to care.

The animosity increases...

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