Chapters 7 and 8 Summary
Inside the cottage, Katie is preparing for Jo to come over. It's still raining and there is a leak in Katie's living room. As she cuts up snacks and takes out the cups, she thinks about how nice her old house and things were, and how raggedy everything she has is now. Katie thinks of her old nice things now as enemies.
When Jo arrives with a bottle of wine, she says she had a rough day. Katie and Jo drink wine, eat snacks and talk—just like girlfriends do. Katie even tells Jo that she thinks of her as a friend. Katie thinks back to her childhood, which was with alcoholic parents and an abusive father. This time, however, she thinks about some of the good times they had as a family.
As they continue to talk and share the wine, Jo mentions one of the reasons she...