Chapter 7 Summary

After Motes picks up his car the next day, he drives into the country to see how well it has been repaired; suddenly he hears someone in the back seat clearing her throat. It is Hawks’ daughter, wearing dandelions in her hair and red lipstick. At first he is angry with her for hiding in his car, but then he remembers he intends to seduce her and manages the semblance of a smile.

She climbs into the front seat, “one thin black-stockinged leg” at a time, and tells him her name is Sabbath Lily Hawks. Her mother named her that, she explains, because she was born on the Sabbath, but her mother rolled over and died before her daughter could even see her. All the pleasure of his repaired Essex and an afternoon drive...

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