Sex and debt: Entwistle, forlorn in debt and trolling for sex on the internet. Did he really shoot his wife and daughter as they slept, in Woburn, Mass? How many people from another place, lost in the mess of trying to make it in 21st-century America? thinking of it.
thinking of long lost fathers, looking for them, of what the father is like in the book, because there is always a father, a dark or light force, there to answer the daughter's phone call.
she learns to drive everywhere in any weather in any car at any time whether there is even a moon in the sky.
she learns to tell the way the wind blows from the hole in her ear.
she had that altercation with the ex -- really, it was an accident -- but it wasn't.