The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Franklin Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Eleven years later, in 1969, Franklin is stationed on an island in Vietnam. The rest of his squad is planting mines but he has been relegated to guard because his paranoia has made him unreliable. He keeps imaging danger where there is none and putting everyone in real danger.

When he is not obsessing with non-existent threats, he is obsessing over his failing marriage to Sissy. Sissy is the love of his life but Franklin sabotages his marriage. He has a gambling problem, which leads to a drinking problem ,which leads to women problems. All in all, Franklin has been an unreliable partner and provider. Sissy gives him several chances — to no avail. After he is deployed, she moves in with a man who does not gamble their furniture away. While on leave, Franklin visits her and tries to woo her back. He is unsuccessful...

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