Hole in My Life - Section 1: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Jack Gantos
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Section 1: Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis

In Section 1, Chapter 4, Gantos found himself inspired by Jack Kerovac's novel "On the Road". He wanted to be free, to experience life beyond his hotel room. He decided to drive criss cross over Florida on his way to see his family in St. Croix, stopping to visit writers' landmark homes along the way for inspiration. His plans were delayed, however, when a friend, Tim Scanlon, arrived in town, and needed a place to stay for a few days. Gantos agreed, and the two began smoking marijuana and discussing life. Gantos realized marijuana made his thoughts seem expanded, and his conversations much more in depth and intriguing. Scanlon believed all human behavior was controlled by chemical reactions, and as they talked, Gantos regretted his decision not to go to college. Scanlon promised to help him by going in with him...

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