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Drown Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter Two, "Fiesta 1980" Summary

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Chapter Two, "Fiesta 1980" Summary

When an aunt and uncle move to America, the boys' father, Papi, decides to throw a celebration party. Papi comes home and pushes his way to the bathroom to wash off evidence of his illicit affair with a Puerto Rican woman. Mami looks beautiful to the boys, smelling "like the wind through a tree." Mami has been excited for the party, but as they all wait for Papi to finish his shower, Mami just seems to want it all to be over with. The family waits for Papi to be ready. He is upset because the brother has eaten before leaving for the party, and when that happens, the boy usually becomes carsick and vomits every time. Papi moves toward the boy to strike him, and Rafa looks down on the younger son because he is scared...

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