There There - Part Two, Pages 79-133 Summary & Analysis

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Part Two, titled “Reclaim,” opens with a quotation from Gertrude Stein about the way the environment and circumstances “trim” a feather (79).

Bill Davis has worked at the coliseum for decades, but now he is old and fit only for maintenance. Still, he takes pride in his work and tries to convince himself he is valued. As he removes trash from the bleachers, he sees a strange shape come over the stadium’s rim. His phone vibrates with a call from his girlfriend, Karen. He suspects she is calling about Edwin, as usual. Young people are useless and coddled, and even the adults still in charge act like children. Karen tells him to stay positive, and Bill tries because he loves her.

Bill answers and Karen guilts him into drive Edwin home from work: just one more time, and then she will...

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