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Angela's Ashes - Chapter 15-16 Summary & Analysis

Frank McCourt
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Chapter 15. When Frank starts work at the post office as a telegram delivery boy, he brings a telegram to Paddy Clohessy’s house. Their home has been transformed with new furniture, and Mrs. Clohessy tells Frank her husband recovered from his illness and went to England with Paddy to make money.

After Frank receives his first paycheck, he takes his brother Michael out to feast on fish and chips. Then the two of them see a movie. Although it makes Frank happy to treat his brother this way, he also vows to save his money to travel to America.

Frank has his first sexual relationship when he delivers a telegram one day to a home where Theresa Carmody, a rich girl suffering from consumption (now known as tuberculosis), lives. Frank frequently visits Theresa, and when she is feeling well enough, they make love. Theresa dies, and a...

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