Live by Night: A Novel - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

In Chapter Three, "Hickey's Termite," Tim Hickey is shot dead in a barbershop. Joe is in bed with Emma when he hears the news by telephone. It makes him think of his childhood of arson and burglary with Paolo and Dion, under the auspices of Hickey. Once, Joe watched Hickey strangle a man to death. Two days after Hickey's death, Albert White and Brenny Loomis approach Joe while he is shooting pool at a casino Hickey had owned. Albert says he owns it now, and tells Joe he can no longer do crimes anywhere within the city limits. He asks if Joe has any jobs planned, but Joe does not tell him about the Pittsfield bank. Later, Joe and Emma decide to leave town right after the bank robbery. Emma is still involved with Albert, but says she does not love...

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