Queen Sugar - Chapters 11 - 12 Summary & Analysis

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The section called July begins with Chapter 11. This chapter is told from Charley’s third person, limited point of view.

After 12 straight days of rain, Charley and Denton were finally able to get back to work in the fields. Charley learned that the rain brought with it the chance of borers, small insects that ate the sucrose out of the cane, basically rendering the crop worthless. Denton had a high school science teacher who did crop testing on the side to check it because he knew the man would do the work for cheap. The tests were positive for borers, meaning the crop had to be dusted with herbicide. The teacher’s brother, Bradley Thibodeaux, said there would be no charge for this round of spray. Charley objected, but Bradley said they would be doing business again in September when it was time...

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