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Louis Ironson Timeline and Summary

  • Louis hooks up with Joe.
  • He has a dream that Joe is a Mormon and is freaked out to learn it's true.
  • At Jones Beach, he debates politics with Joe.
  • He ends up leaving Joe on the beach, telling Joe he needs to see Prior.
  • Louis calls Prior and asks to speak to him. He tries to talk about things with Prior but gets shot down.
  • He meets up with Belize and learns that Joe is associated with Roy Cohn.
  • Louis does a bit of research and reads the legal decisions Joe has ghostwritten for Roy. He's appalled by them.
  • When Louis confronts Joe, they get into a fight, which ends with Louis getting beaten up pretty badly.
  • Louis goes to Roy's hospital room at Belize's request. He says the Kaddish for Roy, then smuggles Roy's AZT stash out of the hospital.
  • He visits Prior and tries to get back together with him, but Prior rejects him.
  • Much later, in the epilogue, he talks about how awesome Gorbachev is.
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