Another Roadside Attraction - Part 2, pages 48-83 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, pages 48-83 Summary

The narrator claims that monarch butterflies always return, from one generation to the next, to the same specific trees; he cites this as evidence of genetic memory. Butterflies, he points out, always know when they have arrived. Resuming the tale of the Zillers, Amanda and John Paul are on the road in Washington, making frequent stops to accommodate Amanda's pregnancy-inspired need to urinate. Stopping outside of a rundown, empty barbecue restaurant, the Zillers, like the monarchs, suddenly realize that they have arrived at their destination.

In early October the Indo-Tibetan circus gives its final performance. Sensing that it will be their last show, the staff, Amanda and John Paul included, gives a stellar performance. Nearly Normal Jimmy cuts John and Amanda their final check. John declines Jimmy's offer to record with the Giant Panda Gypsy Blues Band in New...

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