"She's dead," Fred said.
"How did it happen?"
"She hanged herself."
Margaret's brother stared straight ahead for a little while. His eyes were dim. Nobody said anything. Fred drew another circle in the dust, and then kicked it away.
"It's for the best," Margaret's brother said, finally. "Nobody's to blame. She had a broken heart."
- In Watermelon Sugar, Richard Brautigan