The Plague of Doves - Section 1: Pages 1 – 63 Summary & Analysis

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Solo – While a gramophone plays, an unidentified man with a gun attempts to kill a baby in a crib. Violin music on the gramophone distracts the man. The gun refuses to fire, so the man reassembles the gun and raises it to fire again.

Evelina

The Plague of Doves – It is 1896. Evelina Harp’s great-uncle Severine Milk becomes one of the first Native American Catholic priests in America, overseeing St. Joseph’s Church congregation of whites and Native Americans alike. The people do their best to deal with hordes of doves that descended on the area each year, destroying crops and orchards. The people catch, kill, and eat the doves. Evelina’s mother’s father, Seraph Milk “Mooshum,” the younger brother of the priest, serves with him at the church. While trying to chase away the doves, Mooshum encounters a beautiful young woman...

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