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The Financial Lives of the Poets - Chapter 2: Giving to Charity Summary & Analysis

Jess Walter
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Summary

In Chapter 2, also titled “Giving to Charity,” the reader finds out more about Matt and his family life, filling in many of the blanks of the snippets of information provided in the previous chapter. Matt is still high from the previous night’s recreational drug use. He did not sleep at all and is musing about the fantastic quality of the marijuana he smoke only a few hours ago. Now the family is awake to start the morning routine.

Matt’s sons, Teddy (age 10) and Franklin (age 8), eat their cereal sloppily at the kitchen table. Matt’s wife, Lisa, traverses the kitchen reminding Matt a man is coming to blow out the sprinklers. Matt acknowledges the growing distance between them, describing their interactions as “pass[ing] like storm fronts” (19). Matt’s father offers to help with the sprinklers at which point...

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