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The Spectacular Now
by Tim Tharp
The Spectacular Now Chapter 60 Summary
She just wants to know what he's been up to since he left Oklahoma. He's vague, mentioning something about traveling, and living in Florida for a while. She asks him why he left, and he says it was to find some kind of job. But he tells Sutter he left Oklahoma because things were so bad between him and his mom. He meant to come back after a while to be near them, but just never quite got around to it. Sutter doesn't know what to think of that. Then Mrs. Gates asks what happened between him and his wife. He says it was irreconcilable differences, but Mrs. Gates figures that means he cheated. He did. More than once. He'd go out drinking and just lose control. Mrs. Gates is horrified, and starts freaking out – turns out she was thinking of leaving her husband for him. But now she sees he's a cheating dog. Hypocrite, much? She throws some ribs at him, and knocks her beer onto the floor, breaking the glass. The owner of the place kicks them out, and as Mr. Keely's chasing after her, he throws $20 on the table and asks Sutter to pay the rest. It's, like, a lot more than $20, but Aimee and Sutter manage to cover it. Outside, Mrs. Gates is yelling at Sutter's dad and hitting him in the face with her purse. She tells him not to ask for any more loans, either, and that he'd better pay back what he owes her. Sutter offers to drive her home, but his dad says he'd better do it, so he can talk to her alone. He tells them to wait for him in front of his place, and he'll be back in 30 minutes.
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