Study Guide

The Orange Houses Chapter 37

By Paul Griffin

Chapter 37

TAMIKA

  • The day of the hanging, Jimmi comes back to the cave to check on Mik; he hasn't found Fatima yet.
  • Mik sees that Jimmi has a gun, and she's afraid he'll use it on himself.
  • He tells her he just wants to be bright and clean.
  • She reminds him that she wouldn't have met Fatima without him, or seen everyone watching the paper angels that day.
  • Mik tells Jimmi to close his eyes and imagine that they are flying over the world, wherever they want to go.
  • His baby and girl can be with them, too.
  • Then Jimmi asks her what she hears, and she tells him: She hears what's real.