The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things - Story 5: Lizards Summary & Analysis

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Story 5: Lizards Summary

Jeremiah accompanies Aaron to a basement room where Aaron must perform his penance for having lied to his father, the fundamentalist preacher. The penance involves crawling into a small box and reciting a particular chapter in the Bible. Jeremiah follows along in the Bible as Aaron recites from memory, and Jeremiah's role is to count the mistakes Aaron makes. An hour of this goes by, and then Jeremiah's grandmother comes for them.

Sarah arrives and takes Jeremiah away from his grandparents. She shouts at her father as she brings Jeremiah to a semi-truck in which her most recent boyfriend, Kenny, waits. Jeremiah sleeps in the cab that is equipped with a toilet and refrigerator as they drive to a truck stop. Kenny and Sarah leave Jeremiah, who wakes up and leaves the truck but locks himself out. A lot lizard, which...

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