The Contender - Chapters 11-13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11

Major sees Alfred as soon as he reaches the clubroom, which is crowded with kids dancing and drinking, and offers him wine. Alfred refuses and asks about James. Major says that he’ll be there soon. Major’s girlfriend introduces Alfred to her cousin Arlene, and they start to dance. Major comes by with a bottle of wine, and Arlene drinks; but, Alfred refuses again. A few minutes later Major offers him half an orange soaked in vodka, and Alfred gives in and eats it. He immediately feels drunk, and he and Arlene sit down. Someone passes a marijuana cigarette to them. After a moment’s hesitation, Alfred smokes some. For the next few hours he drinks and smokes. At dawn Alfred feels sick and barely makes it outside to the alley to throw up.

James finally arrives, and Alfred drunkenly asks...

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