A Single Man - "Well and good": Pages 146-164. Summary & Analysis

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In the sixth section of A Single Man, Isherwood narrates a sequence of events that occurs between George and Kenny Potter at a bar called the Starboard Side. Told from the perspective of a third person omniscient narrator, who occasionally veers into free indirect discourse — speech which, in brief, can be read as occurring either from the narrator or from the characters which he narrates — "Well and Good" is divided into two sections: pages 146-154 concern George's accidental rendezvous with Kenny at the Starboard Side; and pages 154-165 narrate George's drunk flirtation with Kenny, and their sojourn to the beach.

"Well and good" begins with George, drunk, running across the bridge that connects his home to Camphor tree lane, with the intent on going straight to a bar by the ocean called The Starboard Side, which has been around forever...

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