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The Emperor's Children - Chapter 19, Bootie Takes New York, Chapter 20, Julius's Dilemma Summary & Analysis

Claire Messud
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Chapter 19, Bootie Takes New York, Chapter 20, Julius's Dilemma Summary

Bootie is in Manhattan, sitting in a park near the house, thinking about his new life. He is awed by the Thwaite home, Murray, and especially Marina. On his first night in Manhattan he was asked to join the family at a party, and went ill prepared in his manner, his dress and his expectations. Annabel befriends him but he realizes it was out of pity. As he is sitting, he is surprised by Marina, who invites him to accompany her to SoHo. He takes his first ride on the subway, and feels abnormally claustrophobic. Bootie meets Danielle, and envies her apparently smooth transition to become a New Yorker. Marina and Danielle talk about their friends, about Julius, and how Julius has moved in with David and now has...

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