Now Mrs. Dewey said, "Alvin, answer me. Do you think we'll ever have a normal life again?"
He started to reply, but the telephone stopped him.
I guess that was her answer right there.
I love how Capote seems to end every major section with a statement that really makes you think about what you are reading. This has been kind of a hard read because it has been a slow build, but he writes it in such a way that you can't help but continue on.