|Plot Summary of Visits from the Drowned Girl|
Benny Poteat is a kind of construction worker--he works on towers, doing repairs. From such a height, he sees a lot of things. But he was not prepared to witness a girl set up a tripod with a camera to film herself as she walked into a river and drowned. Benny does nothing to stop her; maybe because he thinks it's impossible to get to her in time, or maybe for other reasons. He takes his time in going over to the river. The girl has left a bag full of eight films and a business card. Benny gathers all the evidence and hides it. He spends the next few months trying to unravel the mystery of the girl's life and death. He watches the tapes one by one and tracks down the woman on the business card (who is the girl's sister), befriending her in an effort to discover more about the drowned girl. He gets to know the girl's family, who is worried over her absence, and Benny must conceal the secret that she is dead.
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|Chapter Analysis of Visits from the Drowned Girl|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 2000+ (Present Day)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- blue collar
- White (American)
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Deep South
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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