Taft - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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When John arrives at Muddy's at the beginning of chapter nine, Fay is waiting for him to ask about why he kicked Carl out. John refuses to speak about it, telling her to ask Carl himself. As they talk, Ruth enters the bar. She demands a drink, which she has no intention of paying for. Ruth asks if John is sleeping with Fay. Evidently, the Woodmoores are trying to convince Marion to take John back. John insists that he does not want her back. Ruth scoffs and leaves.

Cyndi is clearly angry about the Carl situation and refuses to help John with anything tonight. Wallace comes in and discusses the situation with John. A call comes in from Carl for Fay. She is shocked to learn that her brother is in jail. She asks John to drive her to jail to post him. Not knowing exactly which...

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