The Painter - Book Three: Chapter 7 and Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Peter Heller
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Jim and Sofia and Steve go the Pantelas' party. There are many armed security guards. Jim realizes that the party is in one way a gesture of forgiveness from Pim for having put his family in danger. Their arrival gets a lot of attention. The portrait is under a drop cloth. Jim accidentally downs half a bourbon before he realizes with horror that he's just broken almost three years of sobriety. He panics, but when he tells Sofia what happened she reassures him that it was a reflex and he should forget about it.

Pim makes a toast along with his wife. Jim thinks they look like they're running for office.

Jim thinks about the way he loses himself when painting and wonders how this spiritual process fits into the net worth of a collector like Pim, and how the...

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