Neverwhere - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Jessica is under a lot of stress. Tonight is the unveiling of her father's exhibit. Jessica is responsible for the ceremony, but her father's tardiness is delaying the proceedings. As an unruly mob of celebrities, personalities, and socialites await entry, Jessica's thoughts continually return to the slippery notion of the faceless boyfriend missing from her life. Fearing the unruly crowd, and seeing that Jessica is paralyzed by indecision, Jessica's assistant, Clarence, admits the clamoring guest into the chamber.

Meanwhile, Door and Richard make their way to the party, where they note that the exhibit is entitled "Angels over England." The room is filled with angel exhibits of every possible description. Richard is stunned to see Jessica on the opposite side of the room and concerned she might recognize him. Door, unimpressed by Jessica, suggests not talking to her lest he draw unwanted attention to himself. Seeing that...

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