The Unquiet Earth: A Novel - Chapter 8: Death by Water 1969-1971 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8: Death by Water 1969-1971 Summary

Hassel

As soon as Tom leaves, Arthur Lee has the feds send all the poverty money to him so he can dole it out. A doctor from Beckley comes looking for Dillon carrying a jar with a pair of black lungs inside. He tells Dillon that the unions need to be cleaned up and this time he will have help. A "black lung" rally is planned in Charleston.

Dillon, 1970-1971

Dillon tries to approach Rachel but she is still standoffish. Her health is worsening. She is having heart tests and hires a cook and housekeeper because she is too weak to do the work herself. Sim and Dillon are still secretly organizing the union while they operate their car wash. Dillon gets word that Rachel is in the hospital. By the time Dillon reaches the hospital, Rachel has been...

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