Tales of the City - Chapters 22 through 30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 22 through 30 Summary

"Off to Mendocino" At the cabin in Mendocino, Mary Ann is uneasy by the fact there's only one bed. After saying he'll ask for a rollaway, Beauchamp speaks seductively to Mary Ann at dinner about her innocence and attractiveness. When they get back to the cabin, Mary Ann tells him not to worry about getting the second bed.

"Brian climbs the walls" In an effort to get over his frustration with the sexually unavailable Mary Ann, Brian heads for a nearby pickup joint - the Come Clean Laundromat. When he gets there, a friend points out "the one in the orange" as a likely prospect.

"Post-mortem" Conversation in bed between Mary Ann and Beauchamp suggests that Beauchamp was impotent. When Mary Ann tries to reassure him, Beauchamp reacts harshly. Later, as Beauchamp apologizes, narration suggests that he and Mary Ann do finally make love. Still...

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