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Rules of Civility - Summertime - Chapter 12: Twenty Pounds Ought & Six, Chapter 13: The Hurlyburly Summary & Analysis

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Summertime - Chapter 12: Twenty Pounds Ought & Six, Chapter 13: The Hurlyburly Summary

Chapter 12: Nathaniel Parish, a senior fiction editor at Pembroke Press, specializes in Russian literature. A younger rival, who speaks of the death of the novel, is Martin Durk. Katey tracks down Nathaniel Parish at his usual lunch spot, then asks him if he is Martin Durk. She explains she is supposed to meet him for an interview, then she strategically drops a book of Russian plays. Of course, Katey reads Russian and has opinions about Chekhov. She feigns surprise to learn that he is Nathaniel Parish. All of this is a ploy to gain employment with him, and her plan works perfectly. Mr. Parish warns her that she won't have enough work, the pay will be low, and the position will be a dead end...

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