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Christina and her daughter had known Anna less than a year. When she had left Guadalupe, where Chris had been a secretary, they had come with her. Now Anna divided her year between the island in the summer and the park headquarters in Houghton, Michigan, in the winter, where she shared a house with Chris and Ally. When she’d come out to the island in early May, Anna had been surprised at how much she missed them. She’d always thought of herself as a loner. Anna lit the oil lamps and laid fires in both stoves, opening dampers and vents to give them a head start.

Anna felt she should be able to place the woman, but her brain was in no mood to be racked for once-seen faces, half-heard names. “I know I’m Anna Pigeon, North Shore Ranger, but I don’t know who you are. ” The sentence construction was a little tipsy but Anna thought the sentiment sounded reasonable enough. “At least you know who you are,” the woman said and laughed. “That’s more than most of the people here know. These Upper Peninsula types aren’t given much to introspection. I’m Patience Bittner.

You’re new,” Kenny said as if he echoed her thoughts. ” Anna refocused on her passenger. “Displaced desert rat,” she replied. ” “It’s not like it used to be,” he went on as if she’d not spoken. “Used to be people on the lake took care of each other. You’d never pass a vessel in distress. Never. We could’ve sunk out there and nobody’d‘ve so much as thrown us a line. People don’t care. ” Anna asked, remembering the other blip on her radar. On such an ugly sea, it struck her as strange, though it was not uncommon.

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