The Painter - Book Two: IV-VI Summary & Analysis

Peter Heller
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Jim goes fishing at the famous spot. There are other fishermen nearby, but there's enough room for everyone to have some space. He gets into the zone, and thinks of what he's left behind in his life, his paintings, and how he's no longer a father. He thinks his daughter would enjoy this spot. He thinks that now he's a killer, he's leaving a wake of "absence and pain." He doesn't feel like a killer, but he thinks he has the heart of one.

Jim keeps wondering if there will be bits of Dell's brain on his vest, which will be the evidence against him, but rationalizes that it's not likely there will be. He thinks that plenty of other people would have a motive to kill Dell. He thinks of the Sulphur Creek dust and that he shouldn't have bothered to...

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