The Bean Trees

Describe Lou Ann's mental state and attitude toward life. How does the expression "hogs go deaf at harvest time" apply to her?

Chapter 6 : Valentine's Day

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Lou Ann is both a new mother and recently separated from her husband, Angel, who leaves her on Halloween, shortly before she gives birth to a son, Dwayne Ray.Lou Ann is a bundle of neuroses and fears, considering every single unlikely calamity that may befall her. "'Hogs go deaf at harvest time ' is an allusion to how many people only hear what they want to hear. She feels that her ex husband was very much like that.