Do Black Patent-leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?: A Fictionalized Memoir - Chapter 12-14, My Car; Leaving; Late Bloomer Summary & Analysis

John R. Powers
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Chapter 12-14, My Car; Leaving; Late Bloomer Summary

Chapter 12 recounts the dream of every teenage boy to have his own car. After all, it offers independence and the opportunity to neck and pet whenever the opportunity arises. Eddie is no exception. In order to afford a car, Eddie takes a part-time busboy position. He ultimately purchases an old car from a crazy co-worker, the only real option, given what he has to spend. The car is an immediate disaster and certainly does not serve its purpose, given the fact that if it is stopped on a lonely road, it invariably will not start again. Eventually, Eddie sells the car for one dollar to a neighborhood boy, but he recalls the period of ownership with great nostalgia. He has enjoyed a short period of the exhilaration of car ownership, an...

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