Tropic of Orange: A Novel - Thursday: Chapters 22 through 24 Summary & Analysis

Karen Tei Yamashita
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Thursday: Chapters 22 through 24 Summary

In Chapter 22, Buzzworm thinks he senses a freeze in time. He also hears a news report that tells of contaminated oranges. Investigators think the oranges have been injected with cocaine. Buzzworm wonders if both Margarita and the young man died from ingestion of contaminated oranges. Buzzworm sees the results of the orange scare. Instead of avoiding them, people buy all they can, thinking that the oranges have value for containing illicit drugs.

In Chapter 23, Arcangel works for Rodriguez helping to build the wall. Arcangel says he can only work for that day before continuing his journey north. When the two men break for lunch, Rodriguez is amazed at all the food Arcangel has from when he moved the truck. Arcangel claims to have been traveling for five hundred years, and Arcangel tells Rodriguez that he reminds him of a gravedigger in Columbia. Rodriguez...

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