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The Financial Lives of the Poets - Chapter 14: On the Spiritual Crises of Drug Dealers Summary & Analysis

Jess Walter
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The chapters starts with Matt saying Bea kissed him. He quickly recaps how he arrived in this situation: he took his senile father to the doctor, had a lunch meeting with Earl, precipitously bought $1,100 worth of lumber from Chuck, got angry listening to a financial analyst on NPR while driving to Bea’s apartment for the meeting with Dave. Once he arrived at Bea’s apartment he stood outside with her while she smoked a cigarette. Matt was telling Bea that she should not date Dave, when all of the sudden Bea leans in and kisses him. Bea tells Matt, “Sorry...I kiss people, It’s like...my thing” (155). Matt is flustered and describes is as an “...in-between kiss, not exactly mustached-Aunt-Martha-at-the-train-station, but probably not meant to be erotic either” (155). Bea tells Matt that she does not...

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