The Mars Room - Chapters 15 – 21 Summary & Analysis

Rachel Kushner
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Chapter 15 opens with Gordon, now in his second year at Stanville, who detailed his commute, as he descended from the foothills around the prison to his teaching duties at the prison. He recalled meeting Romy for the first time in his GED class and being attracted to her. One evening after class, Romy lingered as the other prisoners left, and asked him to inquire about Jackson on her behalf. This request brought to mind other small favors he had done for other incarcerated women: he had brought in yarn for a woman named Candy Pena to knit with, had mailed a letter for Betty LaFrance (which was very likely the death threat Doc received in Chapter 12), and had purchased seeds for a prisoner who liked to garden. Still, he was wary of being too deeply involved with Romy’s personal life; he took the...

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