Where the Dead Sit Talking - Part 8, pages 247 – 273 Summary & Analysis

Brandon Hobson
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Chapter 19. This chapter begins with the comment “A bright day with no wind, the sun reflecting in a blue sky, I took a nice walk alone down the side of the road, following the tracks of a coyote or large dog. I had a cryptic affinity for the unknown” (247). Sequoyah then describes Rosemary’s death as a suicide, referring to a note she left in her dresser and how nobody was really surprised, Rosemary having attempted suicide before. Sequoyah, George, Harold, and Agnes all react to the shock and the grief over what happened to Rosemary by isolating themselves from each other and from all the well-intentioned people offering condolences and other forms of comfort. Neither Sequoyah nor George sleeps well, with Sequoyah avoiding Rosemary’s funeral by pretending to be sick. Instead, he visits a warehouse where homeless men are staying, and...

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