The Bean Trees

Why does Angel leave?

In chapter 2 of the bean trees, why does Angel leave Lou Ann? 

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Lou Anne knew that they would divorce eventually, but did not expect him to leave her while she was pregnant. He claimed that it was because of his leg: he had been in a car accident in which his boot caught on the door frame, and he had to have his leg amputated. Angel, whose appearances in the novel are primarily recalled second-hand, is portrayed as an unstable and immature man bitter over his fate and unable to continue his relationship with a doting wife.