A Cure for Dreams: A Novel - Chapters 15 & 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 15 & 16 Summary

Chapter 15

In Richmond, Betty moves into a rooming house with other young women and takes classes. Betty's first job is as a clerk at a candy manufacturer but she does not like the job. In time she meets another young woman who helps her get a job at a department store called Kresge's. While there she often buys gifts for Lottie, Polly and others. Rather than spend time with young women her age, Betty spends time with the older women that work at the department store.

Betty meets a frequent customer named Stanton. Soon Stanton becomes interested in Betty and the two begin to date. Stanton is fond of the social scene and Betty accompanies him to parties. Unlike almost everyone else at the parties, Betty does not drink, but the late hours cause her to feel tired at work and school, so...

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