Private Citizens: A Novel - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Tony Tulathimutte
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Vanya opens her apartment door for Will. her boyfriend. Vanya looks beautiful with her hair in a bun and wears a beautiful evening dress, which immediately makes Will feel " second rate"(41). Will notes that Vanya's apartment is perfectly designed and that no rooms bare any sign of catering to a handicapped individual. Vanya calls Will into the kitchen and reveals to him that she has proposed a new disability oriented website and that her boss, Ellen Stokes, has offered to establish a meeting between Vanya and a venture capital firm. Vanya then proceeds to practice her pitch in front of Will.

The author then offers a flashback into Vanya's past. Vanya was a child star in Texas, and her mother frequently connected her with talent scouts and beauty pageants. When Vanya was fourteen she participated in the Miss Teen Dixie Doll contest, and achieved...

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