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Breakfast on Pluto - Chapter 3, In Flagrante Delicto, 7.03 p.m., Sept. 13 1968 Summary & Analysis

Patrick McCabe (novelist)
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Chapter 3, In Flagrante Delicto, 7.03 p.m., Sept. 13 1968 Summary

Patrick waits for Caroline and Whiskers to leave the house, then sneaks into Whiskers' room and begins applying her makeup. While wearing Caroline's dress, Patrick pretends that he is dancing with Efram Zimbalist Junior, mocking the movie star's deep voice while saying, "Like to dance then, sweet Patricia?" Caroline and Whiskers enter the room as Braden is dancing and singing to "Son of a Preacher Man." Caroline screams for her dress while Whiskers repeatedly slaps Patrick.

Chapter 3, In Flagrante Delicto, 7.03 p.m., Sept. 13 1968 Analysis

Patrick's transsexual urges begin when he is a just teenager. Patrick's boldness in dressing as a woman increases as the story progresses, and by the end of the story Patrick is living as a woman. It is ironic that Patrick is singing "Son of a Preacher Man...

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