The People of Paper - Part 1, Chapter 1, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

Salvador Plascencia
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Pages 24 – 31, The narrative style of the previous section continues: vertical columns, with Saturn narration in third person, all the others in first.

Saturn – Narration describes what Federico and Little Merced ate on their five day bus trip to Tijuana; how Federico discovered some lime shells under his seat but thought they had been left behind by a previous passenger; and how Little Merced, before they got off the bus, embraced a woman who Little Merced says is made of paper.

Little Merced – Little Merced makes friends with the woman made of paper who, Merced says, was never given a name. Merced names her Merced de Papel, and learns that the woman is going to Los Angeles too, because it was “the last refuge for those who had lost their civilization and were afraid of the rain.”

Merced de Papel – Merced de Papel...

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