Part 8 Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Acton: Dorcas’ new boyfriend. He is young and cocky and quite sought after

The opening of this section sets the scene for the shooting. On January 2, a cold, cold day of continued Happy New Year celebrations, Joe finally locates Dorcas. At this time Dorcas starts to tell her side of the story.

She didn’t mean to hurt Joe’s feelings, but he wouldn’t let her go. Dorcas is proud of the progress she has made in her life. She has a new look, a new boyfriend, and a new personality. At last she has everything she has always wanted. Yet she is aware that Joe is coming after her.

Joe walks through the party unnoticed and shoots Dorcas before she...

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