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The Last Picture Show Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 19 Summary

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Chapter 19 Summary

Sonny's summer is shaping up nicely, but Dwayne's is not. Sonny quits his job delivering butane and starts rough-necking for Gene Farrow so he can have the afternoons free to spend with Ruth. Ruth is happier every day, which makes her even more fun to visit, and he and Ruth both live for the afternoons. Jacy, on the other hand, has cut Dwayne off completely and won't even take his phone calls anymore. She starts dating Lester Marlow in order to spend more time around Bobby. Dwayne decides to head to Midland, as there is nothing to keep him in Thalia, and Sonny doesn't try to make him stay, figuring Dwayne will be back when Jacy leaves for college. Jacy is annoyed that Dwayne has left, since his needy phone calls provided a pick-me-up while she waits to fall in love with Bobby Sheen. Wichita kids call...

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