The Spectacular Now
by Tim Tharp
The Spectacular Now Chapter 59 Summary
- The restaurant is a dump, but everyone there knows Sutter's dad.
- His girlfriend is mad at him for being late, until he introduces Sutter to her.
- She's thrilled to meet him – and already pretty drunk.
- They order dinner and a few pitchers of beer, and no one minds Sutter and Aimee drinking some, too.
- His dad starts telling funny stories about Sutter when he was little, and his girlfriend, Mrs. Gates, gets all sentimental.
- Sutter's so happy to be reminiscing with his dad.
- Mr. Keely puts a Jimmy Buffett song on the jukebox and gets them all dancing.
- Pretty soon, he's teaching Aimee how to swing dance, and Mrs. Gates is trying to do the same with Sutter.
- Sutter decides not to ask him about his mom tonight – he wants everything to stay positive.
- When they sit back down, Aimee's the one who asks the wrong question.
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