Autobiography of Red - Section 12 Summary & Analysis

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“Autobiography of Red: A Romance,” Part 9, pages 118 - 133: “Gladys” The single sentence at the beginning of this section refers to how Geryon was experiencing both hunger and a more humiliating feeling. Narration reveals that Geryon sits between Herakles and Ancash on a plane to Peru, aroused by the novel he brought that he didn’t realize was pornographic: its central character is a sexually hungry woman named Gladys. Narration reveals that all three are under the same blanket; that Geryon pretends to be asleep so he can lean his head on Herakles’ shoulder; and that under the blanket, Herakles puts his hand on Geryon’s crotch and masturbates him. Narration also includes references to passengers passing by with cheeks flushed red.

“Roof”: The single sentence at the beginning of this section sets the scene as being “a soiled white Saturday morning in Lima” (120). Narration...

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