Study Guide

The Day of the Locust Chapter 7

By Nathanael West

Chapter 7

  • Homer is from Waynesville, Iowa, where he "worked for twenty years in a hotel" (7.1). He got pneumonia some years back and moved to California on his doctor's recommendation.
  • Homer's lives in a strange home in Pinyon Canyon. Remember when we pointed out those homes with weirdly contrasting styles? Well, Homer's house is like that, only this one has a different style in each room.