The Bonfire of the Vanities - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

On Saturday morning, Kramer waits in his office for Roland Auburn. He learns that Auburn has previously been labeled in the press as "the Crack King of Evergreen Avenue" by Abe Weiss himself. Fortunately, no one paid much attention to that particular press release. Detectives Martin and Goldberg arrive with the prisoner, Auburn, and Auburn's Legal Aid attorney, a black man named Cecil Hayden. Hayden is known to have a very sharp mind but being black is a drawback to finding work, and thus, many African-American lawyers like Hayden wind up in low-paying Legal Aid jobs. Auburn's story is as follows: He and Henry Lamb were walking toward the Texas Fried Chicken takeout stand off Bruckner Boulevard.

Auburn admits he and Henry don't normally hang out together. As they waited to cross the street, a Mercedes attempted to pass the slower-moving traffic by...

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