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Unformatted text preview: Walnut." However, Rayona's humor only hides the deep emotional problems that she has about who she really is. She is a young woman who is trying to discover her personal identity, with no apparent help from her mother or her father, who rarely sees his daughter. The end of Chapter 1 introduces mystery into the novel. Rayona remembers Christine's taking her to her Uncle Lee's funeral, and now Christine wants to take Rayona to Aunt Ida's on the Montana reservation. Rayona knows only that Christine idolizes Lee, Christine's dead brother, and seemingly hates Aunt Ida, Christine's mother and Rayona's grandmother, whom she hasn't seen since she was about eight years old....
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- Fall '08