High Times, Hard Times - Chapters 10-12: Got the Name, Will Play the Game, What a Difference a Hit Makes, Hard Times Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 10-12: Got the Name, Will Play the Game, What a Difference a Hit Makes, Hard Times Summary and Analysis

Anita begins her comeback, in Chapter ten, with Vido Musso, a tenor saxophone player who has organized his own band and has a long-term engagement at the Club Starlite in Los Angeles. She lives in a small hotel close to the club, drinks heavily, and attempts to deal with the anger she houses for her unjust incarceration. She admits she is a mess and uses alcohol to escape the truth of her flailing career. The drummer, John Poole, fascinates Anita, because he does not smoke or drink and insists that she take his gift of a Bible. John has idolized Anita many years before and was particularly crushed when...

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