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The Financial Lives of the Poets - Chapter 9: Twenty-Four-Hour News, A Haiku Summary & Analysis

Jess Walter
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Matt describes his daily routine with his father now that he is out of work. They sit all day with cups of coffee and flip through the channels watching experts talk about the crises in housing and finance. “We can’t turn away; it is financial porno” (90). They also watch to “ogle the twenty four hour news babes” (90). Matt’s father makes very crass remarks about the women while Matt’s comments are much more tame. Matt’s father begins repeating himself due to his dementia and Matt laments that the dementia is just as frustrating, if not more frustrating, for his father. The reader finds out Matt’s dad was in the Army and then worked at a Sears for the rest of his professional life, working his way all the way up to manager of the automotive department...

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