Tales of the City - Chapters 7 through 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 through 10 Summary

"The employment line" When she returns to Barbary Lane after a disappointing day job hunting, an upset Mary Ann discovers that Mrs. Madrigal has left a marijuana cigarette taped there as a welcoming gift.

"Enter Mona" While taking out her garbage the next morning, Mary Ann meets Mona Ramsey, another of Mrs. Madrigal's tenants (see "Quotes", Chapter 8), who arranges for Mary Ann to interview for a job at Halcyon Communications, where Mona works. Edgar Halcyon, who describes himself as "the biggest son of a bitch in town," gives Mary Ann a job.

"The ad game" One morning after Mary Ann has been with Halcyon for a while, Edgar arrives for an important meeting with a client to find that Beauchamp (pronounced BEECH-um), the executive in charge of the account and Edgar's son-in-law, is late. For details on the relationship between Edgar and Beauchamp, see "Characters...

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