Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? - Chapter 15, The Leaking Boat 1942-1947 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15, The Leaking Boat 1942-1947 Summary and Analysis

Dorothy turns to her family once Alan leaves, hoping they might help to minimize her loneliness. She settles in at Fox House to redesign her life and prove her competency. She toys briefly with the idea of getting a job at a factory, but quickly abandons the notion. What she needs is a job like she once had at Vanity Fair. In September, she moves to the Ritz hotel in New York City, with plans to visit Fox House as often as possible.

Alan is in basic training in Miami Beach, and to his surprise, he is having a good time. The Army Air Corps is a non-stop party. In November he applies for Officer Candidate School. Broadway director Josh Logan is in basic training with him, and he applies, too. They are...

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