Ham on Rye - Chapters 34 through 40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 34 through 40 Summary

Henry's father gets a job as a security guard in a museum. With the job, Henry is no longer entitled to the free healthcare and he says a fond goodbye to Miss Ackerman. Big Henry doesn't believe in paying doctors, so Henry sees only one doctor as a follow-up for the treatment he'd been getting for his boils. The man tells him to avoid fried foods and to drink carrot juice. Henry is told that he'll be going back to school. He discovers the library and goes there each day. He says that he didn't find anything he liked at first but kept reading. He finally discovers authors that he does like, including Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, Huxley and Sherwood Anderson. Henry's father insists on lights out at eight o'clock, so he reads under the covers with the reading lamp overheating under there as well...

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