Study Guide

Out of the Dust Chapter 35

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 35

A Tent of Pain

  • The fire has left the once dazzling Ma unrecognizable. Her skin is gone. Her face is gone. She can't open her eyes and cries when the baby moves.
  • Daddy makes a tent out of a sheet to keep the dust off of her and squeezes water from a cloth into her mouth; Billie Jo wishes her ears could be filled with dust so she couldn't hear her moans.