Train Dreams - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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“In the hot, rainless summer of 1935” (105), Grainier had what narration describes as “a short season of sensual lust” (105) stronger than he had ever felt in his life. At that point, he felt old, heavy, and lonely. At this point, his dog had died, and he went into Bonners Ferry to look for a new one. He saw some possibilities (and, at the same time, saw an old bobcat caught in a cage), but found himself so distracted by the physical appeal of the seller that he forgot to buy. He then went by the theatre, which was advertising a show that seemed to have a lot of sexual content, and found himself distracted by thoughts of beauty pageant winner Miss Galveston. Over the next couple of weeks, Grainier tried to keep himself distracted, out of fear his intensifying sexual desires (not to mention acting...

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