Study Guide

Snow Crash Chapter 17

By Neal Stephenson

Chapter 17

  • This chapter introduces us to Jason Breckinridge, a terracotta-blazer-wearing Mafia goon. He grew up in Chicago and was introduced to "the family" in high school, which gets him his very own Nova Sicilia franchise in the L.A. area.
  • One fine morning, Jason is delighted to see that Uncle Enzo himself will be in the area—and he wants a delivery from Jason's franchise. Jason is beside himself with glee.
  • This is not, obviously, something to be entrusted to some skateboard punk, and Jason decides he will make the delivery himself.