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Beautiful Losers Chapter Summary & Analysis - The History of Them All: Chapters 10-13 Summary

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The History of Them All: Chapters 10-13 Summary

In Chapter 10, the narrator longs to be an established voice in society, speaking publicly against any repressive institution, be it the Communist bloc, the Canadian Parliament, the Roman Catholic Church, or any other number of examples.

In Chapter 11, the narrator explains how the Iroquois lived in long houses that held several families and were considered immoral by French missionaries for their lack of privacy between the sexes. He compares it to a movie theater at night, stifling in its inherent sexuality.

In Chapter 12, he reads about the plague that spread through Catherine Tekakwitha's village when she was young. The reading depresses the narrator, and he distracts himself, thinking about the fleeting journey of Edith's lips over his body. He wants her to linger on his genitals, but he does not know how to ask. F...

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