- Editors: Please keep these annotations SPOILER-FREE by not revealing information from later pages in the novel. And please pay attention to formatting and grammar. Preview your changes before saving them. Thanks!
- 1 Mario longs for M.P., goes for a walk
- 2 Life as an Ennet House Staff Member
- 3 Orin & the "Swiss" hand model, cont.
- 4 Canadians chase Lenz to Ennet House
- 4.1 Page 601
- 4.2 Endnote 247
- 4.3 Page 602
- 4.4 Endnote 248
- 4.5 Page 603
- 4.6 Page 604
- 4.7 Page 605
- 4.8 Endnote 252
- 4.9 Page 606
- 4.10 Page 607
- 4.11 Page 608
- 4.12 Page 609
- 4.13 Page 610
- 4.14 Page 611
- 4.15 Page 612
- 4.16 Page 613
- 4.17 Page 614
- 4.18 Page 615
- 4.19 Page 616
- 4.20 Page 617
- 4.21 Page 618
- 4.22 Page 619
Mario longs for M.P., goes for a walk
Revelation of John
the last book of the Bible
any disease or malfunction of the central nervous system
ONE DAY A
"One Day at a Time," an AA slogan
Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School - the only public high school in Cambridge MA.
Life as an Ennet House Staff Member
used to treat bipolar disorder
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was an American poet and suicide.
a narcotics officer
word for word
Orin & the "Swiss" hand model, cont.
packing down the tobacco
men whose wives cheat on them
a Yiddish word meaning, roughly, "voluptuous"
'Plus or minus three percent sample.'
This is the margin of error on the supposed survey Orin is about to take.
a misprint, likely, for CO2, i.e., carbon dioxide
Orin means "omniscient."
Schmeisser doesn't appear to be a gun manufacturer anymore, but it was in Germany until the fall of the Third Reich. GBF may stand for "German Battle Force."
behind the lower jaw
a short sermon
the evening prayer of the Episcopal church
a measurement of cycles per second
a reference to the Screen Actors Guild
Jeannie, Samantha, Sam and Diane, Gilligan, Hawkeye, Hazel, Jed
characters from, respectively, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Cheers, Gilligan's Island, M*A*S*H, Hazel, and The Beverly Hillbillies.
comme on dit
French: as they say
Canadians chase Lenz to Ennet House
prison slang for solitary confinement
a town in Massachusetts about 20 miles west of Boston
third year of Subsidized Time
i.e., the Year of the Trial-Sized Dove Bar
Latin: per day
a loud metal horn
Gately probably doesn't intend to use this word.
apparently a term for a bed
Whereas this word would mean "gentrifying again," Lenz means "regenerating."
abbreviation for levadopa
an epithet first used by James Joyce in Ulysses
standard text entered identically, as into contracts
the Plymouth Duster
all Volkswagen bugs have rear-mounted engines
lying flat on the ground (or, here, a bed)
Here Gately means it as "OK," whereas this literally means, in Yiddish, "prepared according to Jewish Law" of food.
i.e., the Daytona 500, a yearly auto race
to shine or polish to a high sheen
outward rotation of a limb
This is a key in music that does not exist. B# is actually C, as there is no black key between B and C on a piano.
calling down curses on others
together as a unit
a popular technique for firing a handgun
members of the Mafia in full standing
draws off (liquid) by capillary action
bullets that mushroom on impact for maximum bodily damage
a substance men used to use to style their hair
French: Anti-Christ bastard
Pépé or Bébé
apparently the name of the dog that Lenz just killed
Spanish: homosexuals (note that Brazilians actually speak Portuguese, not Spanish)
about 6.6 feet
i.e., Québecois French
a breezeblock is a cinder block
a common form of urban plant
an apparent exaggeration
shot in the arm
about 9.8 feet
in the manner of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Polish astronomer
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
shoes that slip on, rather than tie with laces
stopped (but Wade McD. probably meant 'deceased')
'By doze is fide.'
"My nose is fine" said by someone with a broken nose, i.e., Green
a brand name of benzoyl peroxide, for acne
'I'b dot touchig dothig, dud worry.'
"I'm not touching nothing, don't worry," ditto
insufficient blood flow to the body's organs and tissues, often following an injury but sometimes following an emotional shock
He means "Sherlock." Shylock is the Jewish "villain" in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
on supervised probation
Madame Psychosis is in charge.
This is the first time Joelle has been positively ID'ed as M.P.
"Security!" screamed with a thick Boston accent
He means "shanties," i.e., songs.
rolls of fat
a type of wide-angle lens
a reference to the opening of the Madame Psychosis Hour radio show