The Fountainhead Part 4, Chapter 7
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Part 4, Chapter 7
- Keating is alone at his office, which now only occupies one floor. Oof.
- The firm Keating and Dumont is not doing well at all.
- Keating is also getting chubby in his middle age.
- He has his mom move back in with him, and he takes up painting again.
- His prestige is declining and he's getting a reputation for being old fashioned and boring.
- Toohey has abandoned him for a hot new architect named Gus Webb.
- A new housing project, the Cortlandt House, comes up, and it could save Keating's career.
- But Toohey won't help him get the commission and confesses that he only backed Keating to prevent the rise of a "true" talent, meaning Roark.
- Toohey has a new golden boy now, Guss Webb, and Keating is out like a losing contestant on Project Runway. Auf wiedersehen.
- Toohey tells Keating that if he can manage the Cortlandt House then he'll support him again.
- Keating knows he can't do it and calls Roark for help.