When Mr.Salmon finds out about his daughter's death, he begins to lash out on the objects around him, wishing and trying to think that his daughter's death is not real.
"He Christened the walls and wooden chair with the news of my death." (Sebold52)
"'I'm certain there is a man in the neighborhood that knows something."' (Sebold 69.) Mr.Salmon is determined to find out who and what is behind the murder of his daughter. He tells Len Federman about his suspicions of Mr.Harvey. "My Father told him about the tent, about how Mr.Harvey told him to go home, about saying my name," (Sebold 69).
Mr.Salmon is trying to explain the death of his sister Susie to Buckley one day using her shoe and the game of Monopoly to help him understand her death. ""I want you to listen to everything I say about it, okay?"(Sebold77)."Susie?" my brother asked,somehow connecting the two."(Sebold77). ""Yes Im going to tell you where Susie is.""(Sebold 77). "'You wont see Susie anymore, honey.None of us will." My father cried.Buckley looked up into the eyes of our father and did not fully understand."