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Desolation Angels - Book I, Part II - Desolation in the World: Chapters 73 - 76 Summary & Analysis

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Book I, Part II - Desolation in the World: Chapters 73 - 76 Summary

Kerouac muses that the Oakland-Bay Bridge is the thing that matters most, carrying passengers over ferries and waters that seem to be talking to you. Seeing the rooftops of Frisco are what make the author excited and eager to believe. As the streets roll by one by one, the author knows that out there somewhere are his long lost friends.

San Francisco has a scene different from any other city. Things happen everywhere and every person is interesting, from the Longtail Charley Joe from LA to Minnie O'Pearl who is a lesbian singer to the Negro baggage handlers of the Greyhound Company, dressed perfectly in perfect neckties and collars. The sight of such perfection leads Kerouac to decide that a haircut is in...

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