The short story "The Red Convertible" by Louise Erdrich is about two Native American brothers, Henry and Lyman, who buy a red convertible, go on a summer adventure, and later come back to Henry being called in for service in the army. 3 years later, when Henry returns from the army, there's something different. While Lyman is trying to get the old Henry back things get better for a short period of time, then they get worse.
Henry and Lyman, two Native American brothers, Lyman, whose restaurant got destroyed by a tornado, made money easily. Along with Henry, who is Lyman's older brother.
Henry and Lyman had gotten a ride up to a town called Winnipeg, where they saw the red convertible. They had just enough money to buy the car and for gas to get back home. They took a summer adventure through many in this convertible, even met a girl name Susy.
Henry and Lyman return just in time for Henry to report to the army, leaving the car to Lyman
When Henry arrived back from the army, he was very different. Jumpy, mean, and hostile. With almost no emotions.
As a result of Henry beginning to feel a little like himself again, Lyman decided that they should go to the lake. When Henry goes to take a swim in order to cool off, he drowns. Lyman drove the car into the lake to try to save Henry but turned out to be a failed attempt. Now, Lyman is left walking again, and brother-less.