2 - Christine gives birth to a baby girl, whom she names...

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Unformatted text preview: Christine gives birth to a baby girl, whom she names Rayona, immediately after she learns from another letter from Dayton that her brother, Lee, has been killed in Vietnam. Devastated by this news, she and Rayona return to the reservation for Lee's funeral ceremony. She and Ida, who has always demanded that her children call her Aunt Ida, argue bitterly, as they did while Christine was growing up. After Christine and Rayona return to Seattle, Christine decides that her life is worthless, and she determines that Rayona would have a better chance at happiness were she to live with Aunt Ida. Christine and Rayona again drive to Ida's home on the reservation, where Christine basically abandons Rayona at Aunt Ida's. Christine moves in with Dayton, and the two take up an existence as "an old married couple." Meanwhile, Rayona decides that she hates living with her grandmother, Aunt Ida, and sets out for...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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