Chapter

Symmetry

Dalton Conley

in Honky

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780520215863
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520921733 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0015
Symmetry

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The author tells of his feelings and experiences during his first morning back at school in 1982. He realized at this point how grown up he was at that time and how he looked forward to attending O. Henry School. He then talks further about Jerome and a gunshot incident, and describes his feelings after learning about Jerome's condition. He tells of how Jerome got shot and how guilty he felt at that time. He notes of the violence that beset their neighbourhood in the early 1980s.

Keywords: violence; O. Henry School; gunshot victim; neighbourhood; early 1980s

Chapter.  3708 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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