Chapter 10 Summary

When Lucky's mother died, Lucky learned that not every dead person gets buried. Some people get taken to a place called a crematorium and put inside a box which goes through a process that turns them into ashes. The funeral home people scoop these ashes out of the box and put them into a thing called an urn, which looks just like a nice vase but also has a tight lid “so nothing can spill out if it gets accidentally knocked over.”

Lucky remembers how, a couple of days after Brigitte came to Hard Pan, a man in a suit arrived at the door to give Lucky an urn. He told her it held her mother’s remains, and that she would have to fling them into the wind at the memorial service. Lucky had no idea what the man was...

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