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The Middlesteins - Section 5, pp. 225-272 Summary & Analysis

Jami Attenberg
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The chapter 'Seating Chart' is written from the perspective of the Middlestein's old friends, the Cohns, the Grodsteins, the Weinmanns, and the Frankens. They all sit together at the shul and at the party. Edie is there with Kenneth, but they don't know his name because nobody introduces him to them. The same is true of Beverly. At the party, they criticize the decoration on the table and end up putting it under the table in an attempt to make things better. They don't go over to Edie and Richard because they don't know which table to go to. They witness Edie throwing a roll in Richard's direction. It bounces off his chair and Beverly leaves soon afterwards.

Edie realizes that her old friends are watching her and goes over to talk to them. They find Edie delightful. Edie returns to her...

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