The Mezzanine: A Novel - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Howie opens the chapter noting that his left shoelace had broken just before he went to lunch, while he was working on a memo. He had his foot out of his shoe, rubbing his foot on the carpet and describes how much he loved the feeling of the carpet on his foot. Howie notes that his coworkers' shoes squeak when they walk on linoleum, but they now have carpet. He also claims that he can often tell who the person is by their foot-pounding, especially Dave, his officemate. Howie's foot slipped out of his shoe on its own; Howie recalls no conscious willing of this behavior. He realizes that when one rubs one's sock on the carpet, one only feels the inside of the sock, which can be quite nice, and in a footnote he describes his method of pulling on socks.

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