The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things - Story 7: Coal Summary & Analysis

JT LeRoy
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Story 7: Coal Summary

Sarah has fallen into a paranoid delusion in which she believes the world will be destroyed by coal. She also thinks that the only non-poisonous foods are Pringles and Canada Dry Ginger Ale. She and Jeremiah attempt to purchase these food items from a supermarket, but when she detects that the wall had moved, they leave their cart and hurry to the parking lot. There she reveals that she is wearing nothing beneath her long black raincoat, and Jeremiah tries to cover for her insanity. She goes into a psychotic moment and hides in a clump of bushes, convinced that the coal is coming. He finally cajoles her back to their car. While she sleeps, Jeremiah dumpster dives for the garbage from a Burger King, and when Sarah discovers that he had eaten poison, she has him drink Ipecac, which invokes...

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