Very Recent History - Part 1, Section 3 Summary & Analysis

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P. 65 – 90. John’s boss (Thomas) quits, saying he no longer feels able to protect the workers from the business’s owner. John and several of his co-workers worry, while outside smoking, about what is going to happen to them. Narration comments on how everyone is afraid of the thousands of dollars in job cuts that seem to be coming.

Narration contemplates the value and origins of money – how it transitioned from being actually of value to paper money that is only representative of value.

The owner of the company where John works buys a very expensive new condo.

John spends the night with Edward, who has a boyfriend. They meet in a bar, in the aftermath of a conversation in which John listens to two traveling male friends who talk about how much of a slut they are. The day after John’s...

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