A Scanner Darkly - Chapter 5 (pages 72-85) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 (pages 72-85) Summary

Bob Arctor obligingly takes his two roommates away from the house one day so that the police can bug it. After leaving with Barris and Luckman to look at a loaner cephalochromoscpoe, Arctor calls from a pay phone to report that the house will be clear for several hours. He uses his scramble suit's audio grid to disguise his voice. Arctor ditches his roommates, taking the car with him, to keep them away from the house.

Arctor pays a visit to Kimberly Hawkins, a prostitute and crystal addict who lives in a low-income high-rise. The building is a slum. Kimberly tells Arctor that she has had a big fight with her boyfriend, Dan Mancher, who is a drug dealer. Dan comes back to the apartment. When Kimberly refuses to let him in, he goes out to the parking lot...

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