The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Part 2, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Biff's life is filled with questions after Alice's death. He thinks about death, but he also thinks about the price of pork loin. He mostly thinks about death. The lingering scent of Alice's perfume in the bathroom closet takes him to the places they shared. He remembers when their life was good, and he wonders why he no longer loved her. All he can do to reconcile it in his mind is to picture her laughing in a field of flowers or on a canoe trip they had taken once.

Biff is also disturbed by his thoughts of Mick Kelly. He doesn't think inappropriate thoughts, but he looks forward to seeing her come into the café. He is full of love and generosity, and he wants to give her something, even if it's just hot chocolate or cigarettes. He wishes he could give her something important, but he doesn't know...

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