The Question and Answer section for The Bean Trees is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Angel actually isn't a saviour of any sort. He leaves his wife during her pregnancy but often entertains the possibility of returning to her. His mother claims that Angel is a man who simply does not know what he wants and is unworthy of his...
Hughes Walter changes Marietta's (Taylor's) life when he hires her for the job opening at the hospital.
The chapter title refers to Taylor's determination to leave Pittman, and the fact that she was able to get away.