The Devil All the Time - Part 1 - Sacrifice, Chapters 4, 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Donald Ray Pollock
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Part 1 - Sacrifice, Chapters 4, 5 and 6 Summary

Chapter 4 - Arvin is about four years old when Willard decides it would be best to get him out of urban life. Charlotte says she likes the idea of moving, narration revealing how she longs for stability in her life after a troubled childhood. The house they eventually rent, in an area called Mitchell Flats, is owned by Henry Dunlap, a fat lawyer who, once he learns that Willard wants to buy the place, takes sadistic pleasure in taunting him about Henry's higher income. For his part Willard, who by this point has started visiting the prayer clearing regularly, asks God for strength to not kill Henry who, narration reveals, has a wife (Edith) who is having an affair with the town's black handyman. Meanwhile, Henry is also hinting among his friends that he would...

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