Motherless Brooklyn - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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The next morning, Lionel wakes and heads up to investigate the Zendo on his own. He questions a doorman, not the one he had been harassed by the night Minna was killed. He rings the bell to the Zendo five times rather than six today (a new totem). The girl they had seen enter the Zendo on their stakeout answers the door. Her name is Kimmery and she lets him in to answer a few questions about the Zendo. She explains the Zendo was founded by Roshi, and further explains some things about Zen Buddhism as practiced at the Zendo. Lionel thinks she is somewhat helpless and naive, and he departs, but promises to come back later for Zazen, or sitting.

When he leaves the Zendo, Lionel is abducted by a crew of sinister doormen. They put him in a car and somewhat haplessly go through...

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