Prodigal Summer: A Novel - Chapters 4, 5, and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4, 5, and 6 Summary

In Chapter Four, Deanna is sitting on the porch listening to this prodigal summer, a time of "extravagant procreation," and the songs of males singing for their mates. Eddie Bondo has left, saying he will return, but Deanna does not believe him. She could go and see if the coyotes were still in their den; it is very possible that these wary animals had left for a new home. She had been to the den where she had last seen them and waited. When she had seen no sign of the family, she decided it was time to leave. She had created this job for herself as part of a thesis inspired by a trip the Tinker's Mountain Zoo near Knoxville where a single coyote was kept in solitude. She now is living in a part of Appalachia that, once heavily...

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