Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist - 8 - 17 Summary & Analysis

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8) King reveals some of her backstory: that it all started as a “simple infatuation” (location 693). She was from Brooklyn and became interested in government cover-ups and assassinations and attended her first protest at 19. She met a few people with whom she also became infatuated, a boy she met at her first protest, before becoming more skilled at resistance and sabotage, including burning down a ski resort. She moved west and became infatuated with a girl, with whom she started a 'zine. Then she moved on to Portland where she fell in love with a Greenpeace guy who ended up trying to rape her, but she managed to defend herself and get away. When she found a quiet place in the wilderness in which to stage a sit-in, she realized that she was less inclined towards violence and more towards peaceful protest and resistance. Now...

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