Open City - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 21 Summary

Julius starts working in a private practice. Two weeks prior, he had hand surgery to fix the damage from the beating. He also lives in a new apartment close to his new work. Julius attends a symphony and notices that the majority of the audience members are white. Leaving the symphony, Julius accidentally walks out the emergency exit door and locks himself on the fire escape. He manages to get back in through another door. As he's walking by the pier on his way home, the captain of a party boat invites him on free. As he rides on the boat, he sees the historic lighthouse responsible for disorienting flocks of birds and causing them to dive to their death.

Chapter 21 Analysis

It's ironic that in modern times there is still a great degree of segregation and separation between the races. The mass...

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