Tales of the City - Chapters 11 through 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11 through 16 Summary

"Anguish in Bohemia" Edgar makes an appointment to see the motherly Ruby Miller (see "Quotes", Chapter 11). Meanwhile, Beauchamp has a drink with his friend Peter, their conversation reminding him that he has to be at a function with DeDe.

"The wrath of DeDe" In the middle of an argument with Beauchamp, DeDe accuses him of having an affair with Mary Ann, saying she saw them together. Beauchamp says they were just having lunch.

"The Landlady's Dinner" During Mrs. Madrigal's dinner, Mary Ann glimpses a photograph of an attractive young soldier in Mrs. Madrigal's bedroom. Conversation with Mrs. Madrigal reveals that there never was a Mr. Madrigal, and that several years previously she changed her name to mark her transition from an old life to a new one. Conversation also reveals that Mary Ann is becoming depressed and frustrated by there being so many more gay...

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