The Poisonwood Bible - Book 5, Orleanna Price (pages 381-385) Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, Orleanna Price (pages 381-385) Summary

As long as Orleanna keeps moving, her grief streams out behind her. She thinks now that a mother's body remembers her babies but that it's the last baby that overtakes a mother. She was frazzled with the first three, all coming so close together. The last one is the baby you can't put down.

Orleanna stays alive by instinct rather than by will. She tries to flee from her grief and motion becomes her only purpose. When there is nothing left to move out of the house, Orleanna walks to the edge of the village and just keeps going. She didn't set out to leave Nathan, even though she should have long before. It never occurs to her to leave him out of unhappiness. He is something that happened to them. She thinks that his kind will always lose...

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