Over a year after Christine receives Dayton's letter informing her that Lee is dead, Christine travels to Lee's funeral on the Montana reservation where her mother lives; the military has finally released Lee's body for burial. With Rayona lying on the passenger's seat, Christine reflects on her previous travels to and from the reservation, and she sees a vision of Lee, which unnerves her. When she finally reaches the reservation and Ida's home, Christine proudly displays Rayona to Ida, who seemingly ignores the fact that she's now a grandmother.During the wake at Ida's, held the day before Lee's burial, Christine routinely goes through the motions necessary of her, but she realizes that everyone blames her for Lee's death: She's the person who manipulatively forced Lee into the armed services. When she asks Aunt Ida why Dayton isn't at the wake, Aunt Ida coldly responds, "He knew you'd come." Aunt Ida even goes so far as to
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