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Mating Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 7 (pages 357-379) Summary

Norman Rush
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Chapter 7 (pages 357-379) Summary

The narrator is struggling constantly with her decision about Tsau. At times it seems impossible and undesirable to remain in Tsau and she feels like an exile. She fears, as she always has, making such a decision based on her love for a man. She is afraid of being a dependent woman giving up everything she wants to serve the man she loves. At other times her love for the atmosphere and people of Tsau is so strong that it seems like it would be her best choice.

At a party the narrator gleans her first information about the night men, a group of Hector's men but not including Hector, who are essentially serving as prostitutes sleeping with women for gifts. The narrator does not think much about the issue of male prostitution other than that it seems natural enough under the circumstances...

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