The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Floyd Summary & Analysis

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This chapter follows Floyd, the first son Hattie had after the death of the twins. It is the year 1948,. 25 years have passed and a grown Floyd is in the South playing gigs. Readers learn about his longing for Hattie and the tender relationship he has with her. When the chapter opens, Floyd is with a strange woman at a boarding house and boasts of being a womanizer — that they called him “Pretty Boy Floyd” in Philadelphia. The woman’s name is Darla. She wonders aloud why Floyd is living the transient life he leads.

Outside, people are celebrating. Floyd doesn’t know why. He goes out to take a look and is lured by a pretty woman into a parade who offers him corn liquor that he consumes too quickly. He loses the woman and starts to feel claustrophobic surrounded by so much humanity...

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