The Fixer - Chapter 9, Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Part 5 Summary

As Yakov prepares to go to trial, he sees visions of dead prisoners. Yakov sees them as political activists, even if their crimes were petty and small. Yakov's visions grow frightening, as he denies himself sleep. In his dreams, he sees the Tsar and then Bibikov. Yakov tells Bibikov he is no longer afraid but angry instead. In his last dream before morning, Yakov sees Zhenia and tries to rouse him from the dead.

On the day of his trial, two and a half years after his illegal imprisonment, Yakov is given a hearty breakfast. Yakov is too nervous to eat. He is allowed to wash with warm water and cries at how the water feels. The barber comes and finally shaves his head so nobody will see that he has been kept with lice-ridden long locks. The guards say he is to appear as...

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