It’s February now, and the groceries don’t last long, nor does the store of food they had packed away from the garden either. Upon entering the house one day, Owen notices a foul smell. They discover that the old chest freezer in the basement has died and all the pork meat inside had gone bad. Mardi tries to get by on discount food from the store, but eventually needs help. She is forced to apply for the free lunch program at the boys’ school. On the positive side, Mardi has been working more and is beginning to receive more consistent income from her writings. March comes and she wins tickets to an Uncle Kracker concert. She invites Pete, who is the carpenter that had started working on her house before her separation from Mr. Wonderful. They have a good time, however, Mardi is a little distracted and informs Pete that her divorce hearing is Monday. Monday comes and the divorce is finalized. The judge gives Mardi 90 days to refinance the farm in her name only and she is hopeful that she can keep it. She also has a surprise encounter with Pete at the courthouse. He informs her that he also, is getting divorced that day. Easter Sunday comes with Mardi and the boys trying out a new church, as they have started looking for a place to go regularly. The following weekend they go to the local Tractor Supply Store and purchase chickens to raise. Mardi also discovers that she needs a new water pump for her water well and
Kayla is left with her stepmother, JUNE, who Kayla can’t stand. June is controlling. She misses both of her parents. June is furious when she learns that Kayla inherited the Lake House and the family garden. Her boyfriend, ALEX, and her friends, KENDRA and CASEY,
She opens the door to her childhood, beginning with when she was 3 years old and boiling her own hot dog by standing on top of the chair to reach the stovetop. While doing that, her pink dress catches on the fire because of which gets her horribly burned. She spends a few days in the hospitals and enjoys it too, because she is getting food on time and is not left starving. One day her dad shows up and they run off out of the hospital without paying the bills of her treatment. That night her family leaves the town and move to another place, taking as much stuff as possible with them. Most of her childhood memories involve her whole family- mom, dad, Jeanette, Lori, Brian, and later on Maureen -moving from one desert towns to another, settling in as long as her dad can hold the job. This happened more frequently due to the dad’s alcoholism coupled with his paranoia about the organized society and the state. One of the towns they stayed in was Battle Mountain, Nevada, where they spend a few months. Jeanette and her brother Brian spent many hours exploring the desert and collecting rocks. Even their mother got a job as a teacher and
From the tone of Mick’s voice, the alcohol acts a sedative to numb the pain from his past. This motive for drinking is also evident through Lisa’s brother, Jimmy, after he loses both his girlfriend, Adelaine, and his goal in becoming an Olympic swimmer. The legacy of residential school is also manifested in Trudy and Tab’s mother-daughter relationship. Tab becomes the victim of her mother’s psychological and emotional upheaval that is a result from her childhood. In the grip of alcohol, Trudy often mistreats Tab. Removed from a family environment and placed in a reformation school, individuals return not only emotionally and psychologically scarred, but also unable to reestablish their own functional family. Tab confesses to Lisa that she wishes she had a mother like hers, saying, “You’re lucky. You’re really lucky that your dad was too young to go to rez school. [...] Just Mick and my mum went and it fucked them up” (Robinson 254). Trudy’s sister Kate also notes that Trudy “thinks Mother’s dirt, while she goes out and parties and treats Tab worse than what she blames Mother for” (Robinson 285).
When Joseph comes out of the water, he finds all of his clothing missing. A man, whom he later finds out is his uncle, tells him to go to the police station. After a period of time spent thinking, he finally decided to go to the Police station, but did not enter the charity tent until later that day when a mother told him to. The police returned him to a swollen, red eyed mother. His mother, Rose, was furious and relieved at her son at the same time, and when the police told her Joseph’s story and how he walked all the way to Coney Island, she was in complete disbelief and amazement. Worn out, Joseph goes to his room, ready for sleep, but Emily is curious to know everything that happened. Soon enough, Lizzy Kaplan found a place to move the
Monkey Beach begins when Lisa is quite young, however, flash forwards and flash backs bring us to different times in her life throughout the novel. Lisa’s tribe has been disintegrating over time and is now on a reservation with another tribe. Symbolizing how Natives have been forced into small pieces of land and even put together to keep them in a contained space. Lisa has a close relationship to her grandmother, or Ma-ma-oo. When Lisa begins to have these visions, Ma-ma-oo is one of the only people she
However, in the March before Lori’s graduation, they discover the piggy bank smashed, and Lori blames her father for the incident. He had gone awol for three days prior. The issue seems unresolvable until Jeannette is offered a summer long babysitting job, along with a bus ride home. Instead, Jeannette tells her employer to take Lori, and provide a one way ride to New York. While Lori discovers in New York, Jeannette occupies herself with the Wave and begins planning to leave to New York before even graduating high school. Her father makes a last minute attempt to persuade her into staying, bringing up plans of the Glass Castle and dreams to build it. However, his tactic fails and Jeannette’s mind remains unchanged. She moves in with Lori and gets her first city job at a burger joint. This is until her internship leads her to being hired for the Phoenix newspaper. Brian soon moves in with Lori and Jeannette as well, and Jeannette’s boss encourages her to go to college. She attends Barnards, and in no time at all they find themselves harboring Maureen as well. Three years later,
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The rest of the family moves to a camp named “Hooverville” and they are treated very badly by the inhabitants. As talk of forming a union arises, they get into an argument with the deputy sheriff, and Jim knocks him out. Jim is then arrested and the Joads relocate to another camp where they are treated with more hospitality than the last. They stay in the camp for a while until the lack of a steady income forces them to move yet again. The family then gets a fruit-picking job, where they run into Jim Casy, who has been organizing workers and, in the process, making enemies of nearby landowners. The police kill him in front of Tom, which provokes Tom to kill the police officer. Tom retreats after this and hides while his family gets a job on a cotton farm. However, when Ruthie accidentally tells of Tom’s location, Ma Joad warns Tom to run away. Tom then continues to organize workers in Jim’s name. The end of the cotton season comes and the family is out of work when a flood passes through. Rose of Sharon, Connie’s wife, gives birth to a stillborn child. Ma leads the family to a nearby barn where they find a man who is starving as a result of giving all his food to
She meets another man named Jody visiting the town where she stayed at. After two weeks with the Jody, she falls in love with him because of the promises that he told Janie and said things needed to hear. After hearing it she quickly leaves Logan thing that running away with Jody then will she accomplish her dream. She is sadly mistaken by Jody’s words and looks. She realizes that Jody is very controlling and with this trait, it would be hard for Janie to complete an aspiration of being free to say and do what she wanted. He was almost as bad as Logan was and she suffered this for twenty years until Jody was on his deathbed where she finally speaks her mind after feeling like her words have been trapped inside her all along. After Jody dies she meets her a man named Tea Cake who had what Janie needed to accomplish her dreams. Marrying Tea CAke she finds that he really is the one but he sadly passes away. Janie still accomplished her dream even though the man that made it happen.
Mattie’s friend Pollie died of a fever. Soon Mattie’s mother became ill forcing Mattie and her grandfather to leave town so they don't get sick. When leaving town they were suspected of having the fever, so they were dropped off on the side of the road. While walking home Mattie became ill and fainted, waking up in the hospital. She recovered and returned home, finding her mother missing. That night robbers broke into Mattie’s home, killing her grandfather. Now alone, Mattie set off to find food. She finds an orphaned girl named Nell and meets up with her old friend, Eliza, who welcomes the girls into her home. Eliza’s nephews and Nell become gravely ill. The children get better and Mattie and Eliza re-open the family-run coffee shop.
They met again in New York and took a taxi to the apartment that Tom had purchased for the two of them. Myrtle called her sister Catherine and the McKees that she and Tom were friends with on the phone and the six of them sat around in the apartment and got exceptionally drunk once they arrived. During this time, Nick learned about Tom and Myrtle, as well as the fact that neither of them could stand their spouse. Nick could hardly remember what had gone on that night at the apartment and the next thing he knew, he was in Penn Station waiting for the four o’ clock train to go home.
The brothers, Nick and Jack, flashed back to when they were kids at the very same cabin twenty years ago. They remembered playing and exploring with their friends, now wives, Elle and Miranda. Their families rented this cabin one week of summer every year together, and they always had brought Alan along. The five friends would hike and play games together for hours. The flashbacks were gone after there was another tap on the window. The room was silent and you could see the fear and curiosity in the
Mim has finally reached Cleveland, Ohio. Her enemies, Poncho Man and Caleb, have been jailed for their crimes, but Mim’s memories still haunt her. As she roams around her old, now empty house, she is suddenly interrupted by Kathy, her stepmother. Despite her many disputes with Kathy, Mim agrees to let her take her to the hospital where Mim’s mother resides. Leaving her friends, Beck and Walt, outside, Mim goes inside and finally sees her mother. She realizes her mother hadn’t wanted Mim to see her so broken and empty, and knows it’s time to accept her past and move on. Saying her goodbyes, Mim leaves the hospital and finds her friends have gone to start new beginnings, but they left her promises they will meet again. Feeling hopeful for