Thursday, February 08, 2007

Chapter 34: Sleepwalking Through Life!

Back to Frank’s story. He is looking for Reef and Estrella, and finds her in a town of Biker cowboys—Fickle Creek, at the Hotel Noctambulo. She fails to recognize him. Noctambulo=sleepwalker. Who is sleepwalking through life: Stray? Reef? Frank? All of us?

Frank learns that Mayva is living a strange-existence (seems a perfect example of what Gayatri Spivak means by the subaltern. Here the widow of the pro-union anarchist survives by making ice cream in a company town-Cripple Creek.


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