Suttree - Study Guide Pages 416 - 430 Summary & Analysis

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Suttree reviews a season of poverty, murder, homelessness, rape, robbery, and a general sense of ugliness. Leonard, who has been in the workhouse, now has gonorrhea and carbuncles, and tells Suttree that his father's body rose up from the river. His mother bought a burial plot, and Leonard is afraid it will be repossessed, corpse and all. Leonard saw Harrogate with a young woman who resembled him.

Harrogate shows up at Suttree's dressed up with a mustache and his black tooth painted white, smoking a cigar. Gene tells him he has been robbing pay telephones all over town. Suttree tells him he is headed for the penitentiary, and cocky Harrogate says he'll be able to buy the place and put Suttree to work there.

Suttree finds the ragman, who has apparently died in his sleep. Suttree sits with him, remembering him from when he was...

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