The Contender - Chapters 17-20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17

Alfred, Aunt Pearl, and her daughters go to Wilson and Dorothy’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Wilson’s son Jeff is home from college and is very impressed that Alfred has won his first two fights. Alfred says that his next fight is in a week, and that he has another scheduled for the week before Christmas. Jeff asks Alfred if he enjoys boxing, and Alfred tells him that he likes the people at the gym, and working out and running, but that he isn’t sure how he feels about actually fighting. Uncle Wilson suggests that Alfred consider getting a job with a supermarket chain where there are opportunities for advancement. Alfred surprises everyone by saying that he is thinking about finishing up high school at night. When it is time to leave, Jeff offers to drive them back to Harlem...

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