The Sheep Look Up - May Summary & Analysis

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May Summary

The sixth chapter is called "May." It opens at the funeral of Nancy Thorne, who has died from her exposure to the nerve gas. Gerry Thorne is expecting a large turnout for the funeral, but the epidemic of diarrhea appears to have kept people away. In the wake of the publicity he created about the nerve gas, the tourist industry in the Caribbean has plummeted.

Doug McNeil, a doctor working for Alan Prosser, visits Pete Goddard and his wife in their new apartment in Denver. They discuss the epidemic and McNeil dismisses Jeannie's idea that it is being spread intentionally. He does admit that being awarded the new water purifier franchise seems to be good timing.

At the wat, the vegetable crops are failing. Peg and Zena pull up a potato plant and find a strange insect eating at the roots. They wonder...

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