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In Dubious Battle Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary

Jim Nolan gathers his few belongings in a small case and takes his leave of his rooming house, telling the landlady he will not return and letting her know that he understands that she will not return any of the week advance he gave her. She tells him he is always welcome back and emphasizes that she has many who return year after year. She always finds room for them. He walks to an office on the second floor of a run-down building in the rapidly fading business section of town. He has an appointment with Harry Nilson. The office is sparsely furnished with only a desk, filing cabinet, two chairs and a cot.

Harry offers him some boiled coffee that he brews on a hot plate and says he has 'Jim's application. He asks Jim why he wants to join the Party. Jim tells him that...

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