The Day of the Locust - Chapters 8, 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 8, 9 and 10 Summary

Homer stretches out to take a nap in his new home, well aware of his fear that he might not wake up. He puts the alarm clock near his ear and sleeps until it goes off two hours later. Every part of him gradually awakens, but his hands are always last. He plunges them into cold water, as he waits for the tub to fill for his bath. This is the moment he hates, because he knows he will start to remember. His cries come as the memory comes back.

Back when he worked in the hotel, he had encountered a small woman with a bottle of gin in the elevator, and she flirted with him in her tipsy state. When the manager told him that she was weeks behind in rent, the job fell to Homer to get her to pay up. He was...

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