Let the Great World Spin: A Novel - Chapter 8, The Ringing Grooves of Change Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, The Ringing Grooves of Change Summary

In Chapter 8, the walker, who is still unnamed, is providing more of his perspective. He remembers how, before walking between the World Trade Centers, he used to perform in Washington Square Park, a fairly dangerous side of the city. He thinks about performing there for tourists and making money that he knew the drug dealers and users thought about taking. However, because he brought so many tourists and "easy targets" to the area, the residents of the neighborhood let him stay.

He had an apartment in St. Marks Place and he remembers how, one night, he walked the rope to a Japanese woman's apartment. He stayed there for many hours but, when he walked back to his own apartment, he realized that she was just distracting him so that all of his possessions...

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