Player Piano - Chapters 22 - 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 22 - 23 Summary

Paul meets with Kroner and the top brass of the company, including Dr. Francis Eldgrin Gelhorne, National Industrial, Commercial, Communications, Foodstuffs, and Resources Director. The heads of the company believe that Finnerty and Lasher are involved with the Ghost Shirt Society, a radical rebel group that is headquartered in Ilium. Kroner reveals the plan to pretend to fire Paul, hoping that he will be taken into the Ghost Shirt Society. Then, Paul can become an informant. His reward will be the Pittsburgh job.

Paul is finally at the end of his rope. He quits his job, but no one believes him. Kroner and the heads of the company believe that Paul is simply taking on his role as spy.

Paul goes to the Meadows bar, but the bartender won't give him a drink. Everyone already knows that Paul has been fired...

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