Empire Falls - Part 3, Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 18 Summary

On Sunday morning after the big game, Miles comes down from his apartment above the Empire Grill to find Buster, the AWOL fry cook asleep with his head on the counter. The man is-in the parlance of those who tend to over-imbibe-tore up from the floor up. He is filthy, reeking, wounded with various abrasions and with pus leaking out of one swollen-shut eye. Miles was just getting ready to call the newspaper to place an ad for a replacement for Buster, but feels sorry for him, and decides to keep him on. While talking to Buster, Miles is glancing at the front page of the Empire Gazette, most of which is consumed with reportage on the big game. Sharing the game-apparently below the fold-is a feature entitled, "The Way Things Were," featuring an old photograph of all the workers...

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