House of Sand and Fog - Part II: Section 34 Summary & Analysis

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Part II: Section 34 Summary

Lester has been sitting on the porch of the fishing cabin for two hours, waiting in the fog for Kathy. Earlier that day he had sat with his wife Carol at their kitchen table and listened to her speak calmly about their nine-year marriage and their children. He also listened when she screamed and cursed him (and "his whore"). He tried to comfort her when she cried, and he admired her when she slipped into the mother role when their daughter came home. Lieutenant Alvarez from Internal Affairs had calls him: Lester has not driven back to the office as ordered.

He lights the Coleman lantern, wishing Kathy were there. Where was Kathy? He realizes that, had he driven to the Hall of Justice as Alvarez ordered, he could have denied the whole incident-it would be one person's word...

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