Suttree - Pages 241 - 255 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 241 - 255 Summary

Suttree feels sure that Leonard was involved in the attempted robbery of the River Queen, since Leonard was reading the article and asked Suttree a question about it. Leonard says he didn't do that, but wants to discuss another matter. Leonard's mother draws welfare and medical benefits for Leonard's whole family, and his father draws unemployment benefits. However, his father has died and, since his mother stands to lose half her income, she has kept his father's body in the back room. The man died last December, and Leonard is worried about the warm weather coming on. Leonard once sold his mother's refrigerator to someone for $15 for drinking money. He wants Suttree to help him dispose of his father's body in the river, but Suttree refuses.

Walking down Vine Street, he sees the body of a Negro woman washed up on...

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