Joyce, the Badger Mouth wins and her husband Ralph goes fishing. Unlucky for both, Genghis Kahn returns from the Netherworld to intrude in their lives. He kills her husband, and prompts her sisters to intervene in Joyce's hurting marriage. Joyce goes crazy to search for Ralph in a violent storm. When she finds his body, Genghis shows up and tries to convince her that suicide is the only solution.
It was a hot and muggy September day in Chester, Missouri, and it seemed to make the argument hotter. She watched as her husband, Ralph, stomped down the drive and got into his truck. He was 34 and he walked with the same ambling gait as when she first met him in college. He combed his thick brown hair in a nearly identical style, with the wave in front. He was not overweight. However, he had high blood pressure, which was controlled through medicati...