The Night Ocean - Part 3: A Search and an Evocation (Chapters 7-9) Summary & Analysis

Paul La Farge
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In Chapter 7, we learn Barlow was becoming more distracted and less interested in his scholarship and teaching. He continued to develop a relationship with William (Bill) Burroughs, who seemed only interested in the relationship in so far as he could get drugs and money out of it, which Barlow provided after some protests. One night, at a bar where Barlow went to meet Bill, he was introduced to Bill's friend Gene, a straight young man who Barlow assumed Bill was interested in sexually. Barlow became jealous of the relationship between these two men, and got even more enraged when Gene asked him for $500 to take a trip with Bill. At the bar, Barlow also learned that Bill used to harm cats when he used to live in New Orleans by dropping them in water. During this time...

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