Chapter 6 Summary

When Lianne’s husband arrived at her door on that day, it did not seem possible, a man appearing whole out of an ash storm. He was carrying a briefcase and stood there, nodding slowly at her. He walked past her to the kitchen and sat. She called her doctor, the hospital, 911, but she heard nothing except the sound of overloaded lines. She offered him water; he said everyone tried to give him water. Lianne knows if he had suffered a serious injury he could not have walked all the way here, but there was so much blood. As she gently wiped his hands, face, and head, he told her there was a shirt coming down out of the sky. There was too much blood to be just his; most of it must have come from somewhere else.

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