Player Piano - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Finnerty, who still has his keys to Paul's office, comes to see Paul later in the afternoon. Paul goes with Finnerty to have a drink, and although Paul plans to go to the club, as usual, Finnerty directs him across the bridge to the bar where Paul bought the Irish whiskey. Finnerty confesses that he took Paul's gun. He says that he considered shooting himself and that he threw the gun in the river.

When Finnerty and Paul get to the bar, Paul recognizes the man who said his son had failed his college exams. Paul had said he'd ask one of the higher-ups what the man's would do, and Paul hasn't done so. He hopes the man doesn't recognize him. Finnerty and Paul order drinks, and a huge parade begins passing the bar. Each group in the parade represents a lodge, and...

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