Rich Man, Poor Man - Part 4, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 5 Summary

1966. It is Gretchen's fortieth birthday. Gretchen has become a cutter for the movie industry and is currently in New York working a film for her new lover, Evans Kinsella. It is a Friday night and Evans stops by to see if Gretchen is available for the weekend, not aware that it is her birthday. However, Gretchen has plans to visit Rudolph in Whitby so she can see her son where he is attending Whitby College. Billy has been distant with his mother ever since she began seeing Evans because the boy does not approve.

When Rudolph arrives to pick up Gretchen, the go to a bar where he presents her with a gold watch. Rudolph is the only one to remember her birthday. Then they go to Rudolph's apartment to pick up Jean. Jean has been depressed for a while due...

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