Bright, Precious Days - Chapters 19-20 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 19 Russell goes on a fishing trip to Montauk in the Hamptons with Jack and his old friend Deke, who is a fishing guide. Deke worked for Atlantic Records in the ‘80s, which sparks a conversation between him and Jack about the drug scene back then. Once they are out on the water the fish are plentiful and large. Russell hooks one fairly quickly and releases it. Jack comments on not understanding letting go of the fish.

When Jack has trouble getting a fish to bite, Russell tells him to slow down when reeling in. Jack takes offense to Russell offering unsolicited advice, which hurts Russell’s feelings. Russell’s anger over the fishing morphs into bitterness for the lack of credit he has received as editor for the success of Jack’s book. Jack eventually catches a fish and apologizes to...

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