The Neon Rain - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Dave goes to Annie's to apologize for leaving her alone the night he was released from the hospital and finds her angry and worried. Dave tells her what has been going on, including his drinking, and promises to never hurt her again. Dave then goes to the morgue of the local newspaper and searches through it for stories about Abshire. Dave finds several stories about the General that make him out to be a local hero. Of particular interest, Dave also finds stories about Abshire's son, a young soldier who became a prisoner of war in Vietnam and is thought to be one of two American soldiers forced to lay mines in rice paddies that later resulted in the deaths in an American military company. These deaths led to a Lieutenant ordering the massacre of an entire Vietnamese village at My Lai. This information leads Dave to...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Neon Rain from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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