Chapter 10 Summary

Half a million people are on the streets of New York protesting the war, the President, and government policies. Lianne and Justin walk the entire route amid the burning paper mâché floats, people distributing leaflets for all kinds of causes, and hovering police helicopters. She would rather not be here, but she wants Justin to feel as if he is part of a movement, a dissent. Since the event three years ago, all of life has become public, and Lianne wishes she were anywhere but here.

Justin has collected leaflets all along the route. They tell him to mourn the dead, heal the wounded, end the war, and seek Allah, among other things. He leans against a wall, squatting, to read the pamphlets, asking her to pronounce or...

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