Prodigal Summer: A Novel - Chapters 10, 11, and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 10, 11, and 12 Summary

In Chapter Ten, Lusa is milking a cow, when she is startled by the appearance of Little Rickie, who had come to tell her that his dad would not be coming on Saturday to plant tobacco. Lusa assumes she is being punished, but Little Rickie tells her that Dad had not been able to get set from Jackie Doddard and there was probably none left in the county. Lusa does not know how she will earn a living, and vents on seventeen-year-old Rickie. She learns Little Rickie had been a little brother to Cole, and he tells her about her family. She shares her Jewish and Muslim heritage and reminisces about the religious feasts that focus around goat as the main dish. She decides to make a traditional Muslim dish for the family and is looking for a cheap goat or...

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