The Five People You Meet in Heaven
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Chapter Fourteen serves as the resolution of the novel. An epilogue follows. The novels ends as life at Ruby Pier slowly goes back to normal. The park re-opens three days after Eddie's death. Eddie’s assistant, Dominguez, is promoted to Eddie’s old position. He finally packs up Eddie’s things and stores them with the rest of the park’s memorabilia. We learn that the key that led to the ruptured cable on Freddy's Free Fall belonged to Nicky, Ruby's great-grandson. The novel ends with the description of young Annie or Amy, the girl whom Eddie saved at the park. When she dies, one of the five people who will help her to make sense of her life will be "a whiskered old man, with a linen cap and a crooked nose.... [waiting] to share his part of the secret of Heaven: that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one" (196).