A Place at the Table - Part Two, Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

Susan Rebecca White
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Chapter 5

It is 1981. Bobby is in New York and is staying in a residence hotel in Manhattan. He writes his grandmother faithfully, and the chapter opens up with his letter to her. He talks about his friend, Mike. He says that no one cares who Bobby Banks is in New York and he finds that liberating and lonely. It becomes clear that his MeeMaw has passed away and he’s writing the letter to her without any intention of mailing it. He has a roommate named Alex, but he never sees him much. He thanks her, once again, for leaving her some money. He writes that he was able to get to New York and live comfortably for a few months, but that now he’s going to have to try and find a job. He writes that he knows that...

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