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The Tie That Binds: A Novel - Chapters One through Three Summary & Analysis

Kent Haruf
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Chapters One through Three Summary

As chapter one opens, Sanderson Roscoe is inside a corral working with cattle when a man who is dressed in yellow pants arrives. Sandy notes that the man can't figure out how to open the gate and climbs over, though his weight is not good for the gate. The man then tells Sandy that he's from the Denver Post and that he's come to ask some questions about Edith Goodnough. He mispronounces the name and Sandy makes the point of correcting him, saying that if he's going to come sticking his nose in someone else's business he could at least know how to say their name correctly. The man takes a little spiral notebook from his back pocket and makes a few notes, and Sandy says that once the reporter has that notebook in hand, he begins...

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