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Native Speaker Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 12 & 13 (pages 176-196) Summary

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Chapters 12 & 13 (pages 176-196) Summary

Henry and Kwang go to a Korean restaurant. The restaurant owner is happy to see Kwang. He takes them to a private dining area, brings them liquor, and visits until the first course of food arrives. When they are alone, Henry asks Kwang if he will run for mayor. Kwang answers that the newspapers all say that he will. The two discuss city politics and in particular, race relations.

Henry observes that the liquor is beginning to affect Kwang and Henry thinks about his personal rule to always try to stay twice as sober as his subject. Tonight he is violating that rule and he matches Kwang drink-for-drink. Henry does not push Kwang for information like he knows that he should. Instead he finds that he simply enjoys time spent with Kwang.

Sherrie Chin-Watt arrives. Henry starts to pour her a drink but...

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