Chapter 20 Summary
After hanging up the phone Jude tries to get his head around hearing Johnny’s voice on the phone line calling someone “Baby.” Suddenly it all clicks into place, and Jude realizes that Johnny is gay and that Rooster is his lover. It is the only explanation for Johnny’s strange, aloof behavior of the past few months, his frequent disappearances, not to mention the large amount of time he spends with Rooster.
Jude goes into Eliza’s room burdened with his new discovery, but he can’t bring himself to tell her everything. He says only that he heard Johnny on the phone calling someone “baby,” not that he is sure that person is Rooster. Eliza seems both shocked and relieved by this announcement. Then she and...
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