The Sweet Hereafter - Chapter 2 - Billy Ansel Summary & Analysis

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Billy Ansel is a widower who also loses his twin nine-year-olds in the bus accident. He is a Vietnam veteran who owns the Sunoco gas station and repair shop in Sam Dent. Billy is the only eyewitness to the accident, because he was driving right behind the bus when it went off the road. He explains the bus careened off the road and plunged into a sandpit filled with icy water. Billy called the emergency services and helped in the rescue and recovery effort, an act he says was selfish in nature because it kept him from facing his own tragic loss. Just before the bus went off the road, Billy says he was thinking about having sex with Risa Walker – a married woman with whom Billy had been sleeping for three years. Risa lost her only son Sean in the bus accident...

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