Delicious Foods - Chapter 9: An Improvement Summary & Analysis

James Hannaham
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In this chapter, the narrative shifts back to Darlene’s situation at the farm and is narrated by Scotty. The reader is told that technically, the Delicious workers were paid about $10 per day, off the book. This is a rough estimate, as pay was determined on productivity. If a worker questioned the wage decided by the company, the company would dock the worker’s pay. After payday, the company would bring the worker to a place called Richland (which the workers called the depot) to buy goods. Scotty also mentions that the workers bought many things on credit. Normally, workers did not have much money left over due to their crack or alcohol addictions (they also often bought drugs on credit).

Scotty then recalls a debate that the workers had about what state they were in. Shortly after, Darlene started a sexual...

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