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The Emperor's Children - Chapter 54, An Evening on the Town Summary & Analysis

Claire Messud
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Chapter 54, An Evening on the Town Summary

David and Julius are talking about their relationship and discuss getting married. Julius realizes he finally has what he has always wanted, but suddenly he doesn't want it. The next day, back in the apartment, they argue, but make up by deciding to go out for dinner, then to a bar. At the bar, they do coke and drink too much, and when a handsome stranger invites Julius into the men's room, he goes gladly. David pulls them both out of the stall and begins a savage beating of Julius, even biting him on the cheek. Julius makes it home and soon David arrives with the police. David is allowed to get his things and leave. Julius heads to the emergency room.

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