A Place at the Table - Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

Susan Rebecca White
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Chapter 11

It is 1985, and it is wintertime in this chapter. While lying in bed with Sebastian, Bobby finds a small raised bump the size of a quarter on his chest. It is Sunday, but they call a personal friend who is a doctor, who agrees to see them immediately. All around them, Bobby muses, gay men are dropping dead from AIDS or cancer and no one seems to care.

They arrive at Dr. Wilson’s apartment and Sebastian asks to go into the room alone with Dr. Wilson. Bobby waits outside and bites his nails. Soon he hears a keening coming from the bedroom and he knows the verdict is not good. He barges into the room and gathers Sebastian into his arms and they cry together.

Chapter 12

It is the winter, again, but the year is 1988. Sebastian is dead. Sebastian’s parents...

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