If He Hollers Let Him Go: A Novel - Chapters 9, 10 and 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9, 10 and 11 Summary

In chapter nine, the morning after the evening with Alice, Jones wakes up after a bad dream in which he was beaten in the course of being arrested. His slowly emerging recollections of the night and the day before are interrupted by Alice, calling to make amends. When his anger again threatens to surge she hangs up, leaving him at loose ends. He finds his car and drives through town, eventually ending up at a restaurant called the Rest Room. There he encounters a white girl, in the company of two white sailors, who seems to be attracted to a pair of black boys at the back of the bar. After the girl has a few drinks and refuses to leave, tension begins to mount, defused by the bartender convincing the girl to leave with the sailors. Confused and frustrated, feeling lonely without his friends...

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