The Dead and the Gone - Study Guide Chapter Nine and Chapter Ten Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter Nine, Alex and Julie see more dead every day, and they are startled one day to experience was seems to be an earthquake. At school, Alex learns a tsunami has hit lower Manhattan, causing massive flooding and evacuations, and he wonders how long it will be before they will be forced to leave. However, to help with food supplies, Alex does agree to go body shopping with Kevin where they steal from the decaying bodies on the street. The first body is simple, although Alex does pray for forgiveness, but the next bodies are of a father, mother, and baby, and Alex vomits. After a few more bodies, Kevin takes Alex to Harvey's, a shop where a man accepts such stolen goods and trades them for food. Kevin trades his for vodka, and explains that his mother...

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