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The Tie That Binds: A Novel - Chapters Ten and Eleven Summary & Analysis

Kent Haruf
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Chapters Ten and Eleven Summary

Sandy notes that Lyman's descent into childhood begins with the accident but that it takes ten years for it to become complete. Lyman remains in the hospital three months and Sandy brings him home from the hospital. The Pontiac is totaled and Sandy takes Lyman for a couple of trips to the car dealership to shop for a new car. On one of those, Lyman gets behind the wheel and almost hits some school children walking across the street. Lyman tells Sandy to take the wheel and when Sandy urges him to go on, Lyman refuses, saying that he doesn't want to drive anymore. At that point, Edith might have taken over the driving duties but doesn't because she knows it would hurt Lyman to sit in the passenger seat while she drives. This means the two...

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