Manhattan Transfer - Chapter 14, Rejoicing City That Dwelt Carelessly Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14, Rejoicing City That Dwelt Carelessly Summary

Jimmy's cousin, Captain James Merivale, returns home after the end of World War I, which occurred November 11, 1918. He sports the DSC (Distinguished Service Cross), a recently created medal that is just below the Medal of Honor. He goes to a barber for a shave and haircut, and afterward he stops to look at himself in a mirror on his way to his mother's house. A comrade of his from the war, Jerry, invites him to go drinking, but James refuses. He is now the head of the family because his father died from an epidemic in the city that took place in parallel to the war.

Anna kisses her boyfriend goodnight after an evening of dancing. She tries to get to her bed without waking her uncle and aunt, but she bumps the...

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