The Fortress of Solitude - Part 1, Chapters 7 - 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 7 – Another postcard comes in, dated August 16, 1976 and featuring a picture of Henry Miller. Meanwhile, Barrett has begun snorting cocaine. He calls Mingus in to give him Ray Charles tickets. Mingus leaves while Barrett passes out from his high. On September 7, Dylan begins seventh grade at I.S. 293. In the schoolyard, Dylan meets a redheaded boy named Arthur Lomb who pretends to be having an asthma attack, which keeps others away. Apart from Dylan and Arthur, there are only three other white kids at the school, all of whom are girls. Arthur and Dylan begin talking in the library, during which time Arthur reveals himself to be sexually obsessed with Farrah Fawcett and that he loves comics. Dylan knows they will become friends.

Part 1, Chapter 8 – Dylan rings Mingus’s doorbell in the morning before school, causing Barrett to come to do...

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