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The Financial Lives of the Poets - Chapter 22: A Good Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Summary & Analysis

Jess Walter
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Matt failed at the first part of his plan, trying to sell Chuck drugs in order to get him arrested, but Matt does succeed at his secondary goal: making it known to Chuck that he is Lisa’s husband. While Chuck is processing the lumber return he sees Matt’s name and address on the receipt. Chuck immediately becomes pale and excuses himself for a moment. When he comes back he awkwardly stares at the floor while they complete their business. Matt tells Chuck not to tell anyone he tried to sell him weed, as his wife does not know he sells. Matt feels elated that he has drawn Chuck into a stalemate.

Matt then moves into the next phase of his plan: fully embracing his role as a CI by taking down truly bad people by recording selling them...

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