Taft - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter 10 Summary

At the beginning of chapter ten, Taft is talking with his mechanic about the damage done to his car. The mechanic warns him that the damage will likely come to four thousand and the insurance will simply pay him out a few hundred for a car they consider totaled. The mechanic, a friend, offers to patch up the car to running order for four hundred. Taft thanks him and accepts. The mechanic drives Taft to the site of the accident. Evidently Carl was racing another car and plowed into a guard rail. The drop on the other side of the rail likely would have killed him if he went over.

When Taft gets home, he opens a beer to calm his nerves. A knock comes at the door, and Taft opens it to discover a young black boy selling candy bars for school. He turns out to...

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