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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Chapter 31, Fares, Police, Detergent Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31, Fares, Police, Detergent Summary

The Narrator and the Chubby Girl make their way to the subway platform and then saunter along, covered in mud and with soaking clothes, as if all were normal. They haggle over the price of a lost subway ticket then eat lunch in a supermarket and discuss tabloid stories. Then they catch a taxi and return to his apartment. He is surprised to discover it has been cleaned up. While the Chubby Girl bathes the Narrator tries to decide what to do with his last day of life. He calls the librarian and asks her for a date; she accepts and confesses to having cleaned the apartment. After he bathes he finds the Chubby Girl naked on his bed reading. He sits and fights off sleep, waiting for her to leave. Finally he bluntly suggests she leave; she declines because her...

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