A Summons to Memphis - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Peter Taylor
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Chapter 9 Summary

Phillip returns to Manhattan and believes the vendetta against his father is over by the sisters. He is wrong and he soon finds out. At the same time, Holly has returned and is plagued by her aging father and his unhappiness in Cleveland. Both of them wonder how they can protect the parents, yet cannot bear to be with them at the same time.

Phillip recalls that while leaving the day of the disastrous trip to Memphis, Josephine whispered to him that she and Betsy were retiring. Phillip was shaken to the core, not realizing they would devote all of their time to monitoring and limiting his whereabouts.

In trying to understand his father, Phillip recalls how he was born into a luxury. He was well cared for and spoiled by servants and family alike. He had every want and desire filled. With...

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