Trainspotting - Blowing It: House Arrest Summary & Analysis

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Blowing It: House Arrest Summary

House Arrest begins with Renton waking in his childhood bedroom. He takes a moment to remember that he overdosed in Mother Superior's flat and was tossed in a cab to the hospital. His mother is at the end of the bed, explaining to him that he is going to have to quit cold turkey at their house. Renton tries to convince her to secure methadone for him, but she refuses. His father is in the room also, berating him for wasting his life. Renton thinks how he despises his father and all conservative self-pitying Glagow-natives like him.

The next morning, Renton's father wants to take him to get tested for HIV, but Renton does not have the energy. At dinner, he can barely eat, and later when he watches television, he imagines his father's voice taking about...

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