No-No Boy - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Ichiro’s mother’s funeral is held at a Buddhist church. His father seems strangely cheerful, enjoying the attention he is getting, which disturbs Ichiro. During the funeral, when people speak of Ichiro’s mother’s life, it doesn’t seem to him as though they are speaking about the mother he knew. After the funeral, everyone is supposed to go to a restaurant to eat together, but Ichiro can’t stand it anymore. When Ichiro sees his friend Freddie start to drive away, he jumps into Freddie’s car. Freddie is scared at first, because some guys are after him for using a knife on a young man who tormented him.

Freddie is still drifting aimlessly, not working or trying to make a future for himself. Surprisingly, the husband of the neighbor woman he is having an affair with has taken a liking to Freddie...

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