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The Financial Lives of the Poets - Chapter 18: My Consortium - a Villainelle Summary & Analysis

Jess Walter
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The chapter starts with a poem in rhyming verse about how to put together a consortium to buy Monte’s drug business. Matt is sitting with his friend Ike at their favorite coffee shop. Matt is telling Ike about the business proposal, still saying he is not interested in buying it. Ike pushes Matt, saying he would not be talking about it so much unless he was at least a little bit interested. Matt then lays out his plan for selling weed, mapping out on a napkin how quickly he believes he will be able to make $50,000, which Matt determines will be when he stops dealing. Ike is supportive of his plan, panicked himself as he believes he will soon be laid off from the newspaper. Ike gets up to leave and Matt fantasizes about the two female baristas...

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