Timequake - Chapters 6-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 6-10 Summary

In Chapter 6, the story jumps ahead to a clambake after the timequake that takes place at a writers' retreat called Xanadu, located in Rhode Island. Kilgore Trout makes several of his insightful observations, among them that life in general is preposterous, but events like the clambake, with its delicious food and beautiful women beneath a starry sky, allow us to put up with it. The author reflects on the theatrical plays that had impressed him during his life and writes about the time his thirteen-year-old daughter Lily played a role in Thornton Wilder's play, Our Town. Lily had played Emily. The main ideas the author had taken from the plays were to pay attention, live life in the moment and to depend upon the generosity of strangers. Tennessee William's A Street Car Named Desire and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman...

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