Rule of the Bone - Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 17-18 Summary

Chapter 17 - Happy Birthday to the Bone

Chappie begins to think of the house as the Mothership, because of the way Evening Star runs it. The house is constantly full of people and animals that she has taken in, and though she partakes in some of the late night partying, she is also the primary caretaker and cook for everyone. There are always white tourists, often women, staying at the house, and a steady stream of young Rastas hang around for free meals, booze, and drugs, often trading sexual favors with the often as not older women. I-man is contemptuous of these younger men, calling them Rent-a-Rastas. Everyone treats I-man with reverence, and Chappie learns that the older Rasta is famous for his vision. Chappie learns the trick of the Jah-stick. I-man has embedded two small sewing needles in the mane...

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