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The Financial Lives of the Poets - Chapter 20: Stopped by wood on My Front Lawn Summary & Analysis

Jess Walter
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Matt arrives home from the Drug Enforcement Office completely dejected and on the verge of a complete breakdown. The lumber he had bought from Chuck is waiting for him. He sees his father bewildered by the unexpected delivery. Matt sees the invoice and that it was not even delivered by Chuck, squashing his plan of embarrassing Lisa. Matt received a call from Amber, most likely wanting to buy her drugs from him. Matt is unsure what he is supposed to do, knowing there is some sort of protocol but he does not remember so he lets the phone continue to ring.

Matt looks at his Dad wishing he could be a comforting presence but knows he cannot. Matt reminisces to his childhood where his father would always defer to his mother to comfort him. Matt and his...

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