Spartina - Chapter 48 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 48 Summary

As Dick goes to check on Spartina there is a message for him at the Co-op. It is somewhat confusing, but he believes it is from Elsie telling him to go to the Neptune to watch a specific show on television that Schuyler has made. Dick gets to the Neptune and buys beers so they will change the channel to the documentary. Soon there is a crowd around Dick watching. The documentary is very uncomplimentary of the people in Galilee. It shows their poor living conditions and makes their work look like low-end factory jobs. Schuyler has put Dick's boat launching before any of the other footage, and it made it seem like the shots from Parker's boat took place on Spartina. The film shows more of the lobsters on the ocean floor and being pulled from the pots. Then it shows the...

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