Half of Paradise - Book II, Big Midnight Special, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Book II, Big Midnight Special, Chapter 5 Summary

J.P. Winfield: Lathrop's campaign returns to New Orleans. Lathrop is determined to win the Negro vote in any way he can. Lathrop will make promises he may or may not keep, put on a big smile and give the people wine until they will agree to almost anything.

Winfield is along for the ride, performing the song he did not want to write for Lathrop's campaign. Winfield goes back to his hotel and walks to April's room. April is in the shower. Winfield calls Elgin and demands that Elgin visit and bring more drugs. Elgin reminds Winfield that he still owes for the last two deliveries and that he has many other people to see. In the end, Elgin agrees to arrive the next day.

Winfield's addiction to cocaine has worsened, although it is not as...

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