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On the Road

On the Road

  

by Jack Kerouac

On the Road Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

  • Hey, Kerouac! We’re getting pretty tired of calling this guy "narrator." Can you give us a name already?
  • The narrator’s name is Sal. Sal locates a friend named Chad King.
  • Chad has become antisocial. He’s not really one of the guys anymore – the guys being Sal, Dean, and Carlo.
  • There’s a war of factions! One faction is Dean and Carlo. The other faction is way less cool. Sal is monkey in the middle, or at least just in the middle.
  • Dean is being ostracized because of his upbringing that included sex, pool halls, stealing cars, pool halls, and a wino father.
  • Sal is in Denver, but everything will be OK once he finds Dean.

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