Ironweed - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

William Kennedy
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Chapter 7 Summary

That night Francis is back on the streets with Rudy. They head toward the Palombo Hotel because Francis was unable to find Helen at the mission. The night clerk at Palombo's tells Francis that Helen is staying in their old room, and that she had gotten their suitcase out of hock. Francis gives him two dollars to give to Helen, and asks the man to look in on her to be sure she's all right, but not to mention that Francis was there. The clerk knocks on her door as instructed, and reports back to Francis that she's fine. He and Rudy leave the hotel, and Francis spends most of the ten dollars Billy gave him on alcohol for himself and Rudy. For the first time in a week, he begins to drink. They take their booze to a run-down flophouse where Francis...

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