Let the Great World Spin: A Novel - Book Two, Chapter 5, Tag Summary & Analysis

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Book Two, Chapter 5, Tag Summary

Chapter 5 begins to tell the story of 14-year-old Fernando Yunque Marcano. The beginning of chapter 5 describes Fernando as the type of person that can be seen in the "crook of the carriages" taking photos. Fernando is taking pictures of the tags of graffiti art found in the tunnels of the New York City subways.

Although Fernando works in his stepfather, Irwin's, barber shop, he shares with the reader that photographing tags is what he really lives for. More specifically, he talks about loving the underground tags the most because it takes more guts to do it in the tunnels than on a wall above ground.

He notices that the taggers have moved from using one color, silver, to using from two to four colors in their art and that they are using different nozzles on their cans...

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