The Yellow Birds: A Novel - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Kevin Powers
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Summary

Murph has disappeared. It takes time for anyone to notice as they rest after the mortar attack. Sterling is the first to let them know of Murph’s absence and the men go out into the city to look for him.

Shortly, they come across a man who is out after curfew, though near his own house. The men tie him up and he says he’s seen “the boy.” The man, through the translator, tells them that he was at the market on his way home. While there, he saw Murph come from the train tracks, walking “as a ghost.” Then he asks why Murph was naked. He says Murph’s footprints were bloody and he was sweating. Murph crossed the street to the market and the man says Murph didn’t seem to notice the other people.

Sterling asks the man where...

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