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Breakfast on Pluto - Chapter 11, Hysterical Jokes and Greeting Visitors in a Sky-blue Negligee! Summary & Analysis

Patrick McCabe (novelist)
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Chapter 11, Hysterical Jokes and Greeting Visitors in a Sky-blue Negligee! Summary

Patrick spends his days thinking about getting a vagina and then giving birth to ten children. He thinks of all his children surrounding him on his deathbed, grateful that he was such a good mother. Patrick and Dummy continue their love affair until Dummy, whose real name is Eamon Faircroft, is killed. Patrick does not attend the funeral out of consideration for Faircroft's wife.

While drinking one evening at a local bar called Mulvey's, local residents crack jokes about Eamon's death. Not long after this incident, members of the IRA break into Patrick's apartment and 'Pussy,' as Patrick is sometimes called, is caught in front of the mirror wearing a sky-blue negligee. The members of the IRA, who are wearing ski-masks and flak-jackets, interrogate...

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