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Out of the Dust Chapter 60

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 60

Outlined by Dust

  • Life goes on as usual. Billie Jo's father spends most of his time working for the power company, plus he's still digging that pond.
  • The way she views him has changed since Ma died—she begins to notice all the similarities they have, from habits to how much they look alike. When he looks at her while she's doing the dishes, Billie Jo wonders if he's trying to find something of Ma in her, and feels sad that she is so much like him and so little like her.