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Home (Robinson) - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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JACK WAS SITTING ON THE FRONT STEP

Glory goes with Jack to the barn where he shows her the rest of his liquor cache. She gathers the bottles and empties them. They begin to talk about the nature of the soul. He says that he is beyond redemption, though not without hope, sometimes. He talks about their mother’s death. Jack says that when their mother died he had only been out of prison for a couple of days. He used their father’s check to get some clothes, and then he drank the rest. He said that he couldn’t come home after having just gotten out of jail.

Glory starts to cry, but she doesn’t ask him why he was in jail. Jack says he’s very tired and goes up for a nap. It lasts longer than he’d planned...

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