The Painter - Book Two: I-III Summary & Analysis

Peter Heller
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Summary

Book Two begins with the gallery descriptions of two 24 x 36 inch oil-on-canvas paintings: "Road" and "Road Home."

It is raining when Jim wakes, still spooning Sofia. He thinks that he could die now.

Two police detectives come by. When talking to them through the door, he notices that his fishing vest, hanging there next to him, has blood on it. This makes him feel an "icy grip in the guts." The older detective, Craig Gaskill, who Jim soon begins to call "Sport" in his head, notices this, and asks if he's okay. Jim invites them in for coffee, which they accept. Sofia stays in the bedroom. Jim is nervous, and thinking his way through an explanation for the blood on his vest. They ask him if he often fishes in the middle of the night. He responds that yes he did once...

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