The Day of the Locust - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Homer Simpson never planned to come to California. He was an accountant in Waynesville, Iowa, where he worked for 20 years in a hotel. He developed pneumonia one month, and the hotel hired a new bookkeeper while he wasin the hospital. They offered to re-hire him, but Homer's doctor suggested some recuperation in California, and so he came.

Homes settled on the cottage he lives in, because he was tired and the real estate agent was a bully. He has grown to like it, even though it's a bit odd and not considered to be the favored "Spanish" architecture. The house has a crooked stone chimney, with elements that were machine-made but made to look hand hewn. The main sections of the house are decorated in heavy Spanish furniture and appointments, but the two bedrooms are more in New England style, complete with spool beds and...

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