The Adventures of Augie March - Study Guide Chapters 10-12 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 10 Augie comes home from his terrible trip to find a Polish family living in his house and Mama living in the Kreindls' basement. No one knows why, but Simon has sold the house and furniture. Augie heads to William's, running first into Hyman Coblin and Five Properties, who laugh at things that Augie does not know. Five Properties invites him to his wedding, without saying his bride's name. At William's, Augie learns that: 1) Simon has borrowed money to pay off gambling debts to the mob, on top of money that William gives him to wire to Buffalo; 2) as punishment for selling Mama's house out from under her, Kreindl has broken Simon's engagement to Cissy Flexner in favor of Five Properties; and 3) Simon has spent a night in jail for breaking up the Flexner house but is not being prosecuted. William savagely advises Augie...

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