Salvage the Bones: A Novel Topics for Discussion

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Compare and contrast the characters of Randall and Skeetah. Which one of them does Junior seem to depend on more? Why do they argue over what should be done with the sick puppy?

How often does Esche encounter other females in the novel? How might this affect her relationship with Manny and other boys in general?

Briefly describe Big Henry and discuss his role towards Esche in the novel. How does Esche describe him? Does she look up to him?

Does Daddy seem to miss Mama? Why or why not? Briefly explain three things from the novel that support your stance on this idea.

When Esche finally confronts Manny, does she still think that she wants him to love her? What is she trying to accomplish by telling him that she is pregnant?

Briefly explain in three to four sentences how the white people who live near...

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