• In October 1985, Styron receives the Prix Mondial Cino del Duca award in Paris.
• When passing the Washington Motel, Styron flashes back to his stay in 1952.
• Styron feels he has now come full circle.
• Styron says he feels he will never see Paris again.
• The Cino del Duca award is given to artists and scientists dedicated to humanism.
• Depression had already set in on Styron and he almost refused the award.
• Styron says most of award will be donated to charity, but a small portion will be kept by him.
• A portion being kept was to pay to go back to New York and see a psychiatrist.
• Styron truthfully reveals his symptoms, but little help is available at that time.
• Styron attends the events he is required to attend, but friends see that something is terribly wrong.
• Riding in the car, Styron thinks of Albert Camus and Romain...
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