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When I drive through my neighborhood, I see poor, but I don't see poverty. Driving into Jenna's neighborhood, I saw a lot of poverty.”
-- Patrick (chapter 3 paragraph 7)

Importance: Patrick is making the distinction between the white neighborhood and the black neighborhood of this area of Boston. He talks about a clear line between the two and the differences between the people who live on each side of that line.

Everyone loved Richie Colgan – until they ran his picture over his byline.”
-- Patrick (chapter 5 paragraph 8)

Importance: Patrick says that people thought Richie was Irish because of his name until they saw his picture Prior to that, most people applauded his efforts to expose political corruption and wrongdoing. After that, many of those same people called him a troublemaker.

Documents,' she said again. 'Well, OK, call them what you will.'”
-- Jenna (chapter 9 paragraph 7)

Importance: Patrick has told Jenna he's supposed to retrieve the documents she stole from Paulson's office and this is...

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