Where You Once Belonged: A Novel - Part 2: Chapters 8-10 Summary & Analysis

Kent Haruf
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Part 2: Chapters 8-10 Summary

Jessie and her children quickly find themselves the targets of all the anger of the townspeople when Charlie Soames is no longer a viable target. After weeks of yelled comments on the streets and the death of their cat, Jessie tried to find a way to soothe the anger of the townspeople. Jessie began by signing over the deed to the house she once shared with Jack and her children to the board of the grain elevator. Then Jessie began dancing at the local bar every Saturday night, drinking heavily and taking whatever punishment the men she danced with wanted to mete out despite her late pregnancy. In the end, Jessie fell on some ice and went into labor, delivering a still born baby girl as a result of a detached placenta resulting from her fall. After this, the townspeople of Holt began...

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