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The Electric Michelangelo Summary
Sarah Hall

Everything you need to understand or teach The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall.

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The Electric Michelangelo Summary

Plot Summary

The Electric Michelangelo follows the life of Cyril (Cy) Parks from ages 7 to 66. As a boy, Cy carries basins of blood spit up by the consumptives who frequent his widowed mother's resort hotel and he grows fascinated by the revolting liquid. With two best friends, Cy experiences boyhood adventures and adolescent sexual frustrations, gradually forming an adult personality that will limit and frustrate him. As the town celebrates victory in World War I, Cy encounters the man who will alter his fate, Eliot Riley. Riley is a social pariah more because of his drunken, obnoxious, non-conformist behavior than because of his shady occupation of tattooing.

Years pass before Cy and Riley actually meet and in the interim Riley observes the boy's artistic promise and resemblance to the women he evidently secretly loves. One afternoon, Riley confronts Cy with characteristic bluntness and self-importance and offers him an apprenticeship. Having...

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