The Bricks That Built the Houses - Chapter 4: Lonely Daze Summary & Analysis

Kate Tempest
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Pete, Becky, and Harry wake up in their own apartments. Becky goes to her waitressing job at Giuseppe’s, her aunt and uncle’s “caff.” The caff is named after her uncle’s father, Giuseppe, and she is still reminded of her relative every time she goes to work by a framed photograph on the wall of Giuseppe “wearing his uniform, his thick dark hair is smartly combed back” (95). Pete heads to the jobcentre to search for work. The job coach, he thinks, wants to use her power to belittle him; her “glasses and pursed lips and disapproving mannerisms” make Pete think that she holds herself over him (96). Meanwhile, at the caff, Becky is not loving her job, working the counter. She encounters a rude woman with a crying toddler, who, when she delivers the woman’s order, “doesn’t thank her...

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