The Book of Delights - Chapters 86 - 102 Summary & Analysis

Ross Gay
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86: Ross bikes past a grove of pawpaw plants. Pawpaw is a regional fruit that he delights in introducing to readers. The grove is a treasure and learning how to spot the fruit is another delight.

87: This essay is about the delight of loitering (i.e., taking one's time or being 'nonconsumptive') which has been criminalized in America where consumption is valued. The color of one's skin is also directly correlated to whether or not one is deemed to be accused of loitering.

88: Ross writes about the delight of being "touched" as in not completely neurotypical or as in being touched by something metaphysical. One example is the man Ross sees riding an eccentric bicycle. Another is a kid dancing unabashedly to "Billy Jean." Ross writes that when he are witnessing someone being touched, we are really witnessing them being moved.

89: Ross is delighted...

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